When was the last time a National Football League game was delayed by 33 minutes because of rain?
It was Manning's:
- 23rd game with four passing touchdowns (ties Brett Favre)
- seventh game with five passing touchdowns (ties Drew Brees)
- third game with six passing touchdowns (first ever)
- 73rd game with 300 yards passing (extends own record).
The Vikings' Joe Kapp in 1969 was the last QB to pass for seven TDs.
Manning amassed 462 yards through the air for a franchise-high seven passing touchdowns -- a mark that hadn't been reached in the league since the 1960s.
The Broncos entered Thursday's game as 7.5-point favorites. With their 22-point victory they covered the spread easily in the 49-27 win.
It was the worst beating of a Super Bowl champion in their next season opener.
It was the worst beating of a Baltimore Ravens team in their franchise history.
Next for these two teams:
Sept. 15: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
Sept. 15: Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants