's 49 touchdowns were a clinic in scoring efficiency. Manning's 9.9 touchdown percentage is the best in history among quarterbacks with as many attempts as he had (497). Though Manning finished the season three attempts shy of 500, only one of the 242 quarterbacks with at least 500 attempts has reached even 9.0 percent (Aaron Rodgers, 2011).
Manning's weapons were incredible. The Colts were the only team that year with three 1,000-yard receivers (Reggie Wayne
, Marvin Harrison
and Brandon Stokely). Manning's season stats were almost hurt by the productivity of Edgerrin James
, who rushed for 1,548 yards (fourth most in 2004). No other quarterback in the top seven had even a 900-yard rusher.