Re: Will Manning break the TD record?
posted at 10/19/2013 11:06 AM EDT
In response to TheGuyWithDaThing's comment:
In response to Uncle Rico's comment:
Interesting discussion and Angel-of-Light makes a good point with the Bronco's having to play the Chiefs twice, Colts, Chargers twice, Pats in novemeber. 6 very tough games for Manning. I will go out on as limb here and say Manning finishes with 46 or 47 td's and that was because they were really pushing for the record at the end, but still finishes just short of 50.
What will also be interesting to watch is the TD record which Randy Moss set at 23. After week 6 Randy Moss had 8 td's, Wes Welker currently has 8 td's after week 6.
I agree championships matter the most but I am really selfish, I don't want either one of these records broken.
Welker won't break 16 TD's. Take that one to the bank.
As for the record....he needs 28 TD's in 10 games. That's a lot, but he has almost thrown for that many in 6 games. Last year, with lesser weapons, he threw for 23 TD's in the last 10 games.
Let's face it....Manning has better weapons than Brady did in 2007. Thomas and Decker combined are probably better than Moss and Stallworth, and while Welker may not be as explosive as he was then, his savvy is off the charts. The fact that he can still put up 100+ receptions is mind boggling, considering how much explosiveness he's lost.
And let's not forget about the potential second coming of Antonio Gates in Julius Thomas.
Denver has more very good weapons, even though they may lack the all-time great in Moss. I'd take that receiving corps over the 2007 Patriots.
I still say Manning finishes just shy of 50 tds. But Wes Welker will get more then 16. He might not break the Randy Moss record but he will hit 17. He is on pace to have 100 receptions too. Something many here said he wouldn't get close to. I bet his numbers increase the colder it get's and Manning not going as deep as much as he is now. I think plying the tough teams also will contribute to Manning going to Welker more also.
I say neither Manning or Welker break the TD records. Long live Tom Brady and Randy Moss in the record books.