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Broncos, Peyton Manning are flirting with NFL history

Peyton Manning and the undefeated Denver Broncos are on such a roll, they’re approaching some historic numbers.

The Broncos have scored 127 points, tied with the 1966 Dallas Cowboys for the second-highest total in NFL history for a team in its first three games. Only the 1968 Cowboys scored more, with 132.

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In beating Oakland on Monday night, Denver won its 14th consecutive regular-season game, tying a franchise record set in 1997-98. The Broncos can break that mark Sunday when they play host to Philadelphia.

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Manning, who completed 32 of 37 passes against the Raiders for 374 yards and three touchdowns against Oakland, has thrown a league-high 12 touchdowns without an interception.

The last quarterback to throw at least 12 touchdown passes without an interception was Philadelphia’s Michael Vick in 2010.

“Just good play-calling,” Manning said of his success. “Trying to make good, smart, sound decisions. I think guys are doing a good job getting open on time. I think guys have a good clock in their head about when to come out of the break versus different coverages. Protection has been good, so it gives you a chance to see the field and try to throw accurate footballs.”

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