Columbus Dispatch: Elway, not Manning, threw 7 touchdown passes

Pictures of mistake go viral

DENVER - An Ohio Newspaper reported Friday morning that John Elway, not Peyton Manning, threw seven touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.

Multiple photos of the Columbus 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 and 14-year QB for the Indianapolis Colts, 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."

The second sentence of the story, however, reverted to using the wrong name.

John Elway, of course, is the former Broncos quarterback -- a Hall-of-Famer and two-time Super Bowl champion -- and now the executive vice president of football operations for the team.

Elway last played football in 1998.

The error was not present on the newspaper's website when 7NEWS, our Scripps station in Denver, checked Friday morning.

7NEWS sent the Columbus Dispatch an inquiry requesting a comment on the error. The newspaper is co-owned with Indianapolis TV station WTHR.

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