Manning inches closer to Favre, Broncos hold off Jets

East Rutherford, NJ ( – Peyton Manning had a far better
showing than his last trip to MetLife Stadium.

Although it took him a little while to get going.

Manning tossed three touchdown passes, inching him closer to Brett Favre’s
all-time record, and the Denver Broncos held off the New York Jets 31-17 on
Sunday afternoon.

Manning’s previous game in East Rutherford began with an errant snap that
resulted into a safety. It never got better for the Broncos as they were
trounced 43-8 by Seattle in the Super Bowl last February. Manning was
intercepted twice, finishing 34-of-49 for 280 yards and a touchdown.

It was a different story Sunday.

Despite being sacked twice and hurried countless other times in the first one-
and-a-half quarters, Manning still ended 22-of-33 for 237 yards.