DENVER — Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in the first half Monday night against the Oakland Raiders to set an NFL record.
He’s the first QB in NFL history to throw 12 touchdown passes in the first three games of a season. Manning has not thrown an interception yet this season.
The Broncos ended up winning the game 37-21. It was never close.
Eric Decker, Wes Welker and Julius Thomas all caught touchdown passes from Manning.
It was a dominant first half for the Denver Broncos. Manning was 21 of 24 for 264 yards passing and the Broncos led 27-7. Kicker Matt Prater hit field goals of 53 and 41 yards.
Manning ended up going 32 for 37 passing for 372 yards. The Broncos had 534 yards total offense to Oakland’s 342 yards.
“Certainly you see flashes of good things,” Manning said about his offense after the game. But he says we’re still seeing mistakes.
Manning did get sacked once during the second half and he lost a fumble on the play. Denver had a total of three fumbles lost during the game.
Denver went to 3-0 on the season. The Broncos are tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West Division lead.