My Peyton Predictions

The following chart shows my statistical predictions for Peyton Manning in the 2008 NFL regular season. It is broken down, team by team with the totals at the bottom. Please keep in mind that this isn’t game by game because he plays the teams in his division twice. The teams are listed in the order that he will face them during the season. For the teams that he plays twice, they are listed amongst the other teams, determined by when he first plays them. Let the disagreement begin.


Comp Comp% Yds Tds INTs Rate
Chicago 23+ 64.8+ 254+ 2+ 1- 96.6+
Minnesota 24+ 73.9+ 276+ 4+ 0 133.6+
Jacksonville 43+ 61.3+ 535+ 4+ 1- 96.3+
Houston 45+ 72.1+ 549+ 5+ 1- 120.0+
Baltimore 23+ 60.1+ 284+ 2+ 1- 95.5+
Green Bay 27+ 63.2+ 344+ 4+ 1- 115.6+
Tennessee 44+ 67.9+ 509+ 4+ 1- 97.7+
*new england 23+ 60.2+ 265+ 2+ 0 101.8+
Pittsburgh 23+ 62.3+ 245+ 1+ 1- 90.6+
San Diego 27+ 59.7+ 332+ 2+ 2- 80.0+
Cleveland 24+ 65.3+ 250+ 1+ 1- 84.3+
Cincinnati 23+ 64.0+ 273+ 3+ 0 109.3+
Detroit 23+ 73.8+ 262+ 4+ 1- 134.9+
Totals 372+ 66.1+ 4379+ 38+ 11- 104.2+

I also have a few more predictions about Peyton to share:

I also predict him and the Colts to win at least 12 games this season, and win the AFC South in the process.

In terms of record chasing, I predict that by the end of the season Peyton will be ranked…

5th all-time in terms of most passes completed in a career, leap frogging Fran Tarkenton, Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe.

8th all-time in terms of most pass attempts in a career, passing Dan Fouts.

7th (and maybe even 6th) all-time in terms of most passing yards in a career, moving in front of Dan Fouts, Drew Bledsoe and maybe Vinny Testaverde.

3rd all-time in terms of most passing touchdowns in a career, leaving behind Fran Tarkenton putting Peyton  behind only Dan Marino and Brett Favre.

If you’re curious about how I came to any of these conclusions or disagree with any of them, feel free to let me know in a comment.

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