COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday morning that John Elway, not Peyton Manning, threw seven touchdown passes against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
Multiple photos of the Dispatch's error began to go viral Friday morning.
Although the headline says Elway threw the passes, the first paragraph of the story is correct. It says, "Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes, and the Denver Broncos routed the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens 49-27 last night."
Manning, the Broncos' current quarterback, became just the sixth player to throw for that many touchdowns.
"You never know what is going to happen in a game," he said afterward. "I felt like we had to keep scoring. Baltimore is an explosive offense and our defense never relaxed. They kept bringing the heat. I thought they did a good job playing and answering the bell without some of our top players – without [CB] Champ [Bailey], without [LB] Von Miller. I'm proud of our defensive players. We felt like we had to keep scoring because Baltimore can score at any time."
John Elway, of course, is a former Broncos quarterback and current Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the team.
The error was not present on the newspaper's website when checked Friday morning.
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