NFL Week 5 Recap

WASHINGTON — At a time when the weekly NFL narrative includes the struggling and alleged decline of older quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Drew Brees, one 38-year-old QB is still dealing like a boss.

Peyton Manning put himself even deeper into the NFL’s upper echelon Sunday, throwing for a career-best 479 yards and 4 TDs to become just the second player in NFL history to throw for over 500 career touchdowns. At 503, he’s a virtual lock to surpass Brett Favre’s record of 508 within the next couple of weeks.

What’s even more amazing is that Manning was just one play away from setting a new record for passing yards in a game as well. He’s easily the league’s most prolific passer.

To put this in perspective, it’s taken 36 Browns quarterbacks a total of 28 seasons to throw 500 touchdowns (more on Cleveland QBs in a bit). I won’t even try to wade into the Redskins’ sordid recent history at QB.

One of Manning’s great attributes is his sense of humor. On his 500th touchdown, he said, “But yeah, somebody asked me if for my first [touchdown pass],

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