Denver's Peyton Manning moved past Dan Marino and into second place on the NFL's all-time passing list in the Broncos' 51-48 win at Dallas on Sunday, but the most notable play the former Tennessee quarterback made wasn't made with his arm but rather his legs, in the eyes of Vols' fans at least.
Manning had rallied the Broncos from an early 14-0 deficit and had the team at the 1-yard line when he faked a handoff and rolled left on a naked bootleg.
Faked the Cowboys.
Faked fans in the stadium.
Faked the CBS cameras.
The touchdown tied him with his father, Archie, at 18 rushing touchdowns in his career, and was the younger Manning's first since 2008.
"The key is you want to do it about every five years or so,” Manning told the Associated Press after the game.
But it was a play 15 years ago, not five, that immediately came to mind for many Vol fans.
After jumping out to a 14-0 lead at Alabama, thanks in large part to an 80-yard Manning to Joey Kent strike on play number one, Tennessee was on the Crimson Tide goal line, facing a 3-and-1.
Much like the play Sunday, Manning faked out foes, teammates, fans, and cameras, strolling untouched into the endzone with what proved to be the decisive score in an eventual 41-14 Tennessee win, one that started a seven-game UT win streak in the series, and 10 out of 12 for the Vols against the Tide, ending in 2006 when Alabama's current six-game streak over UT began.
Manning would repeat the play in his last game at Neyland Stadium, lifting the Vols past Vanderbilt in 1997, 17-10.
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