Peyton Manning has a bit of a reputation as a practical joker. But on Sunday night, he became the target of pranksters from his own team.
A few members of his wide-receiving corps -- including favorite targets Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas, and Emmanuel Sanders -- played keep-away with the ball that Manning threw to Thomas to break Brett Favre's career passing touchdowns record.
Here's the Vine:
Manning joked in an interview with NBC's Michelle Tafoya after the game that his vertical leap is "just not there anymore."
"I heard a little whisper about that. I didn’t think they were actually going to do it," Manning said. "I haven’t played keep-away since I was probably 8 years old. So that’s something I’m definitely going to remember."
Demariyus Thomas later told reporters that the team had planned the keep-away routine in advance, with Manning even holding a dress rehearsal of the moment.
We've all been had. Demariyus Thomas said Peyton Manning himself planned the keep-away. Peyton had them practice it too.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 20, 2014