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Denver Broncos set single-game franchise record for points in blowout of the Eagles

Frank Schwab
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In 1963, the Denver Broncos' fourth season, they scored 50 points against San Diego. It took the Broncos 50 more years before they scored 50 in a game again.

The Broncos aren't just destroying teams so far this season, they're setting records as they do it.

Denver scored 52 points (team record) and Peyton Manning now has 16 touchdowns (NFL record through four games) after the Broncos routed the Eagles 52-20.

Manning completed 28-of-34 passes for 327 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions, and was pulled from the game with more than 10 minutes remaining. Manning is still on pace for 64 touchdowns this season, and hasn't thrown an interception yet.

The Broncos have scored 49, 41, 37 and 52 points in their four games this season. Manning has been remarkably sharp and is well on his way to another NFL MVP award. The Eagles' defense had no chance. Surprisingly, Philadelphia's uptempo offense was shut down too. Denver's defense, which still hasn't played a game with linebacker Von Miller or cornerback Champ Bailey this season, held Michael Vick to 248 yards on 14 completions and running back LeSean McCoy to just 73 yards on the ground.

Manning and the Broncos are rolling this season. The way they are playing, that franchise record of 52 points in a game might not last another 50 days, let alone 50 years.

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