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So they brought Manning out for one quarter in 2 games... still don't think he gets to 55.

He came out in more than those two they were just two that came to mind. He came out in like the middle of the third quarter vs. the Saints that year I think and had already thrown 6 TD passes. They did the samething in the LIons game that season I know that for sure because he threw for six on turkey day. You going to tell me if he finished those games he doesn't throw probably 3 to 4 more TDs in just those two games? That gets him up to 53 or 54 TDs right there.

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So they brought Manning out for one quarter in 2 games... still don't think he gets to 55.

I think what they are both referring to by saying "letting Peyton go" is the fact that Brady - in breaking the record - played as long as possible and ran up the score where ever possible in addition to not sitting at the end of the season. The Patriots were routinely throwing late TD passes on occasions when the Colts would be running out the clock.

That being said, I'm quite happy that the Colts are what they are. They play to win, not to humiliate, and that's fine with me. By the same token, Brady wouldn't have come close to the record without being able to loft endless bombs to Moss all season long. He made Cullpepper look like a decent QB, not surprisingly he made Brady more effective as well. But I can't stand Moss, and wouldn't have wanted him on the Colts regardless of the potential short-term benefit.

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He came out in more than those two they were just two that came to mind. He came out in like the middle of the third quarter vs. the Saints that year I think and had already thrown 6 TD passes. They did the samething in the LIons game that season I know that for sure because he threw for six on turkey day. You going to tell me if he finished those games he doesn't throw probably 3 to 4 more TDs in just those two games? That gets him up to 53 or 54 TDs right there.

peyton didnt play a total of 8 quarters that year. he was averaging 3+ tds a game so 55 was a real possibility. and like u said that lions he could have set the td record for a game (8) if he had wanted to. the last game of the year was against the broncos who the following week peyton destroyed in the playoffs.

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I hope you're just joking...but if you're not:

Manning played in 15 games and threw 49 touchdown passes. You're telling me he could throw at least 6 TDs in one game. It's possible, but why would he go all out, plus they were against Broncos, who had a good defense.

Pretty sure he only played in barely over two quarters against the Lions on thanksgiving day. I may be wrong though.

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Concur that it was the '05 team. Such a shame. I'll never forget the disappointment walking out of the Dome after that one. Of all the playoff meltdowns, that was the hardest to swallow.

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Of all the seasons during Peytons time with the Colts which team season wise do you feel was the strongest overall talent wise?

IMO, that is an easy answer. The 2005 Colts.

Key Personnel:

WR: Wayne / Harrison / Stokely

TE: Clark

RB: Edge / Rhodes

LT: Glenn

DE: Freeney / Mathis

S: Sanders (Future DPOY)

LB: Bracket / Thornton

CB: Jackson / Hayden

Offensive Rank Points scored: #2

Defensive Rank Points Allowed: #2

Point Differential on the Season: +192 / #1 overall

We won 14 in a row only to drop our final 2 regular season games and then got bounced by Pittsburgh who went on to win the super bowl. Most disappointing season in the history of the franchise including this season IMO.

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That 2005 Colts team was great...we would have 2 Super Bowl rings if Harper didn't get stabbed in the leg lol...and our dummy kicker of course. My favorite teams were the 2007 Colts before Freeney got hurt and the 2009 Colts were really special. I just hope the future will be as fun and memorable as the last decade was. Really incredible.

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Any team not coached by Caldwell- IF Tweet Man Jim's dad was alive, Caldwell would have been canned a long time ago.

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