The Week 5 edition of Dave & Adam’s “Leaders of the Pack” was a pretty easy one to assemble. In all three categories there was a clear choice with a trio of standout performances. For the first time ever we have teammates represented in LOTP with a legendary quarterback helping his teammate make some history of his own.
Peyton Manning etched his name in the NFL record books once again to earn the honor of being our LOTP at quarterback for Week 5. Manning threw for 479 yards and four touchdowns in Denver’s 41-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals, which handed Arizona their first loss of the season. The first of those TD passes was the 500th of his NFL career as he joins Brett Favre as the only other QB to reach that mark. Manning now needs only six more touchdowns to break Favre’s record of 508.
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We usually try to find players that win their games but it was hard to ignore Arian Foster’s performance in Houston’s 20-17 overtime loss to the Cowboys. Foster was back in form after being hampered by injuries the last two weeks. He racked up 157 yards on 23 carries and found the endzone twice to earn LOTP honors at running back for Week 5. Foster’s second touchdown came in the final minute of regulation to tie the game at 17-17 and send the game to overtime.
We already documented Peyton Manning’s historic day in Denver but we also need to shine a light on the player that was on the receiving end almost half of Manning’s 479 passing yards. Demaryius Thomas is our LOTP at wide receiver with his franchise-record 226 yards and two touchdowns in Denver’s victory. That eclipsed the Broncos’ previous record of 214 yards set by Shannon Sharpe in 2002. Thomas’s second touchdown catch came on an 86-yard hookup with Manning, which tied for Manning’s longest TD pass play of his career.