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Columbus Dispatch Says John Elway Threw 7 Touchdown Passes, Not Peyton Manning

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Executive vice president of football operations John Elway, right, talks with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) | AP

John Elway deserves plenty of credit when it comes to the performance of the 2013 Denver Broncos, but one newspaper in Ohio went too far after the team's 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL's season opener.

After current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning became just the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw seven touchdowns in a single game, the Columbus Dispatch credited the former Broncos star -- and the team's current general manager.

A headline on the newspaper mistakenly read, "Elway throws seven touchdown passes" the day after the game.

Throughout John Elway's 16-year career, the most touchdowns he threw in one game was five in 1984 (his second season in the league). The current Broncos signal-caller, who Elway signed via free agency before the 2012 season, now has seven five-TD games.

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