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"Didn’t surprise me a bit," said Stokley, who played with Manning in Denver and Indianapolis. "He’s capable of this kind of night."
Demaryius Thomas finished with five receptions for 161 yards, Julius Thomas had five catches for 110 yards and Welker led the way with nine grabs for 67 yards.
Most Touchdown Passes-Game
Peyton Manning » Denver vs. Baltimore, Sept. 5, 2013.
Joe Kapp » Minnesota vs. Baltimore, Sept. 28, 1969.
Y.A. Tittle » N.Y. Giants vs. Washington, Oct. 28, 1962.
George Blanda » Houston vs. N.Y. Titans, Nov. 19, 1961.
Adrian Burk » Philadelphia vs. Washington, Oct. 17, 1954.
Sid Luckman » Chicago Bears vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 14, 1943.
Welker averaged 112 catches over the last six seasons in New England, where he was Tom Brady’s favorite receiver. He’s the first receiver to catch TD passes from both Brady and Manning.
He has said he can’t compare the two pre-eminent QBs, saying that’s like choosing between Michaelangelo and Picasso.
This night was certainly a masterpiece for Manning.
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