Scoring Breakdown: Peyton Manning's 2013 touchdown passes Part I

Pranav Ramasubramanian 

June 17, 2020 

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Peyton Manning will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8th for his on-the-field contributions to the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos throughout his eighteen-year playing career. 2013 was his best season professionally throwing fifty-five touchdowns with only ten interceptions leading the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl while procuring his fifth National Football League Most Valuable Player Award. Here's what he accomplished in the first eight weeks of that season.

Week 1 vs Baltimore Ravens 

2nd quarter 

Cross to Julius Thomas. 

China to Julius Thomas. 

3rd quarter 

Out to Andre Caldwell. 

Curl to Wes Welker. 

Corner to Wes Welker. 

4th quarter 

Post to Demaryius Thomas. 

Screen to Demaryius Thomas. 

Touchdowns: 7

Overall Touchdown Total: 7

Week 2 at New York Giants 

3rd quarter 

Slant to Wes Welker. 

4th quarter 

Shallow Cross to Julius Thomas. 

Touchdowns: 2

Overall Touchdown Total: 9

Week 3 vs Oakland Raiders 

1st quarter 

Slant to Eric Decker. 

2nd quarter 

Fly to Wes Welker. 

Screen to Julius Thomas. 

Touchdowns: 3

Overall Touchdown Total: 12 

Week 4 vs Philadelphia Eagles 

1st quarter 

Curl to Wes Welker. 

3rd quarter 

Fade to Demaryius Thomas. 

Screen to Demaryius Thomas. 

Flare to Wes Welker. 

Touchdowns: 4

Overall Touchdown Total: 16

Week 5 at Dallas Cowboys 

1st quarter  

Pitch to Julius Thomas.

2nd quarter 

Corner to Eric Decker. 

Slant to Julius Thomas. 

3rd quarter 

Comeback to Wes Welker. 

Touchdowns: 4

Overall Passing Touchdown Total: 20 

Week 6 vs Jacksonville Jaguars

1st quarter 

Hitch to Julius Thomas. 

Slant to Wes Welker. 

Touchdowns: 2

Overall Touchdown Total: 22

Week 7 at Indianapolis Colts 

1st quarter 

Dig to Eric Decker. 

2nd quarter 

Boot four to Julius Thomas. 

4th quarter

Dig to Demaryius Thomas. 

Touchdowns: 3

Overall Touchdown Total: 25 

Week 8 vs Washington Redskins 

1st quarter 

Curl to Wes Welker. 

4th quarter 

Hitch to Joel Dressen. 

Screen to Knowshon Moreno. 

Screen to Demaryius Thomas. 

Touchdowns: 4 

Overall Touchdown Total: 29

An ideal bye week for the Broncos transpired in Week 9 at precisely the mid-point of the year for the organization. They had set themselves up in a good position for the bare minimum of a Wild Card Playoff berth at 7-1. The second half of the season was also record-setting for Manning as he threw for twenty-six touchdowns in an eight-week stretch making the 2013 season one of the most memorable seasons for the aforementioned athlete further cementing his legacy as one of the Best Football Players Of All Time.