In the Broncos win, Peyton Manning became just the second quarterback in NFL history with 500 TD passes. Manning achieved this by connecting with Julius Thomas on a 7-yard score in the 1st. Brett Favre is the only other quarterback in history with 500 TD's, and he ended with 508. Manning reached 500 touchdowns 3 years quicker than Favre, and ended the game with 4, giving him 12 on the season. He also threw for a career-high 479 yards in the win.
The Patriots were embarrassed last week, suffering the worse loss in the Bill Belichick era. They said all week long that the focus was on Cincinnati, and they proved that by taking care of the Bengals easily at home Sunday night. The Patriots improved to 36-4 all-time in regular season games following a loss. During this game, Tom Brady became just the 6th quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 yards. Brady ended the game with 292 passing yards in the win.
Brady passed Warren Moon on the all-time list for passing yards, and now has 50,232 in his career. Only John Elway, Drew Brees, Dan Marino, Peyton Manning, and Brett Favre are ahead of Brady in that category. Favre leads the way with 71,838 in his career, with Manning behind by 5,581 yards behind.