Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning continued his career year in a 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. Manning threw for 414 passing yards and four touchdowns to go with 33 completions.
Manning also threw his first interception of the season in the game. Obviously that pick was just a little bump in the road for one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Plain and simple, there isn't a defense in the game today I can stop Manning and the Broncos, although the Cowboys did give them a run for their money in the contest.
Manning connected with tight end Julius Thomas, and receivers Eric Decker and Wes Welker for touchdowns and was able to control the play at the line of scrimmage like a general as he always does. Sunday's performance was especially impressive considering Dallas actually managed to keep the game close and forced the Broncos to play from behind, something they're definitely not used to.
Fantasy impact: Going into Week 6, Manning and the Broncos head to Jacksonville to play a Jaguars team that is widely considered the worst in football. Las Vegas odds makers have the Broncos winning the game by at least 20 points if not more. Regardless of the matchup, there is no way that you could have Peyton Manning on your bench in fantasy leagues anyway, but against the Jaguars one could envision him throwing for over 500 yards and five touchdowns with no problem.
There's a good chance Manning has single handedly won or lost you a matchup in your fantasy league depending on which side of the ball you're on. He's having a fantasy season that rivals the one put together by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson last year.