The opening game of the 2013 NFL season happened on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, and it saw the Denver Broncos demolish the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens 49-27. In the process, Peyton Manning tied a league record by throwing seven touchdown passes, but the credit didn't go to him. The Columbus Dispatch actually gave the credit to Broncos' legend, John Elway.
Manning became the first quarterback to throw for seven touchdowns in a single game since 1969, and it was a feat that could go unmatched for a long time. Sadly, he didn't wake up to get the credit from the Columbus Dispatch newspaper.
The paper actually had a headline stating:
"Elway throws seven touchdown passes"
Well, that's interesting considering that Elway has been retired for years and is now 53-years-old. Perhaps the paper wanted to give the credit to the man that was responsible for bringing Manning into the Broncos' franchise, but they still should have at least split the worship.
Trying to make the best of the situation, editor Ben Marrison took to Twitter to try and laugh it off. He posted a pic of the messed up headline and simply said:
"The definition of a bad morning: Seeing this headline. I knew Elway was good, but not THAT good."
Manning's seven touchdown passes are a bigger deal than people may realize. The 49 points were not only the most points ever given up by the Baltimore Ravens, but in 2012, the Ravens didn't allow their seventh passing touchdown until week ten.