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Broncos set record for most points through 5 games

Denver has 220 points in its first five games, the most ever during that stretch in NFL history, and its Week 5 game isn't over yet.

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On a 50-yard Matt Prater field goal to tie the Cowboys at 41-41 in the fourth quarter, the Broncos have now scored 220 points to open the year, the most ever over the first five games of a season.

Most people assumed that when the Broncos signed Wes Welker in the offseason, they could have the best offense in the league, but who would have thought that they might have the best offense of all time? At the very least, no team has ever scored more points in the first five games of the season than the 2013 Denver Broncos.

The Rams previously held the record with 217 points over the first five games of the 2000 season. That team started 6-0 but had some defensive issues, finishing 10-6 and 31st in the league in points allowed. Denver doesn't seem to be having that problem, even with the absence of Von Miller for the first six weeks of the year.

The Broncos sport one of the top rushing defenses in the league and came into Sunday averaging nearly twice as many points on offense as they allow on defense.

The chief component of these high-scoring Broncos is obviously Peyton Manning and his ridiculous start to the year. Manning has thrown 20 touchdowns already, and didn't throw an interception until the third quarter of this game. He added a bootleg 1-yard rushing touchdown against Dallas just for fun. Free agent signee Wes Welker caught his team-high seventh touchdown on Sunday, while tight end Julius Thomas has two touchdowns of his own. Welker is only two touchdowns away from matching his career high for an entire season.

Eric Decker caught just his second touchdown of the year, but got in on the scoring action as well.

This could be just one of the many scoring records to be broken by Manning and the Broncos this season.

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