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Peyton Manning ties Joe Kapp, 5 others with 7 touchdowns in a game

September 06, 2013|By Sam Farmer
  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning communicates with his teammates as they prepare to run a play against the Baltimore Ravens in their season-opening game in Denver.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning communicates with his teammates as… (Dustin Bradford / Getty…)

DENVER -- Peyton Manning is a quintessential student of the game, so the Denver Broncos quarterback didn't draw a blank Thursday night when asked about tying old-school Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp with seven touchdown passes in a game.

Kapp pulled off the feat on Sept. 28, 1969, and before him the record was shared by Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda and Y.A. Tittle.

"Yeah, Joe Kapp, great Canadian quarterback out of Cal," said Manning, who got it mostly right. Kapp wasn't from Canada but did spend part of his career in the Canadian Football League as a player, then an executive. "Kicked the crap out of a guy on YouTube a couple years ago too."

The fight Manning was referring to was a scuffle at a CFL alumni luncheon in 2011, when Kapp and his old adversary, Angelo Mosca, both 73, fought onstage.

As for Broncos-versus-Ravens, that wasn't much of a fight, at least not after Manning started racking up the touchdown passes in the second half.

"Well, it was a great team win," Manning said. "It was certainly an exciting atmosphere, any time you can open up the NFL season with a win at home. The crowd was awesome. They were into it. ... But it's just one win -- we all know that."

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