Gallo: The Peyton Manning Effect

Updated: October 7, 2013, 2:22 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | ESPN.com

Peyton Manning continued his offensive onslaught in Week 5 with a five-touchdown performance in a 51-48 win over the Cowboys. He now has 20 touchdown passes and only one interception in five games.

Patriots, Packers and Saints fans may still maintain their team has the best quarterback in the NFL. And Steelers and Giants fans might point to the Super Bowl hardware their quarterbacks have. But any unbiased analysis of the 2013 NFL season shows Manning is playing far above his contemporaries. ...

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