DENVER — The Broncos improved to 6-0 on Sunday after beating the Cleveland Browns, 26-23, in a wild overtime game.
But it was no thanks to quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw three interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown that put the Broncos in serious jeopardy of losing their first game of the season.
On Sunday, he was 26 of 48 for 290 yards, but 75 of those yards came on a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders in the fourth quarter.
Manning’s performance has started a #BenchPeyton and #BenchManning movement on Twitter, and it was out in full force during Sunday’s game as well as from other fans who want a change at quarterback despite the 6-0 record.
Here’s a roundup of the best comments from the movement.
We have a once-in-a-lifetime defense. Why are we wasting it on dragging a limp, lifeless PM along? Make the move #BenchManning
— Nick Stratton (@nickstratton) October 18, 2015
whew good thing i had peyton on the bench
— DJ (@deejane) October 18, 2015
I'm so done with this old guy throwing so many picks #BenchPeyton
— Micah R Smith (@MicahS22) October 18, 2015
Mannings madden stats need to be updated:
60 Throw Power #BenchManning
— Crizz (@crizzdagoat) October 18, 2015
Really, would Osweiller make the offense any worse? #BenchManning
— Ryan (@ryan_mcfly) October 18, 2015
We want Brock! We want Brock! We want Brock! #BenchManning
— Kyle Amos (@Kyle_Amos) October 18, 2015
— Ian Lacey (@Ian_DEADicated) October 18, 2015
Love the guy, but grateful Peyton's on my bench today. #FantasyFootball
— Amanda Blagg (@ablagg27) October 18, 2015
— Jon Slaughter (@I35South) October 18, 2015
The #BenchManning movement has officially gone off the rails when people are calling for Tebow. Just stop.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) October 18, 2015