On The Fly: A Record-Setting Day For Quarterbacks

It was a record-setting day for quarterbacks in the NFL Sunday. The Giants' Eli Manning broke John Elway's record for passing touchdowns (300), ending the game, which the Giants won, 27-23 over the Ravens, with three touchdowns for a total of 302. His first TD pass came in the second quarter to Roger Lewis, an undrafted rookie out of Bowling Green — it was Eli's 300th and Lewis' first. Manning joins a club of eight quarterbacks who have hit the milestone, including his brother Peyton, Elway, Brett Favre, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Dan Marino and Fran Tarkenton.

Brees also broke a record Sunday for most 400-yard games (16) during the Saints' 41-38 victory over the Panthers. Brees, who has 99 career 300-yard passing games, passed Peyton Manning (15) with his 465-yard performance.

Tony Romo's (permanent?) replacement, Dak Prescott, threw his first 176 passes without an interception, breaking a record set by Brady with the Patriots. Prescott's first interception came Sunday in a 30-16 win over the Packers when Morgan Burnett picked him off in the third quarter. This week, Prescott said the Cowboys are "Tony's Team," but Dallas has won five straight games with the rookie at the helm.

Giants' receiver Odell Beckham Jr. got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Sunday, but it wasn't for abusing the kicking net like he did in frustration against the Redskins three weeks ago. Instead, he got one for taking off his helmet and celebrating on the field after he scored his second touchdown of the game, a 66-yarder which proved to be the game-winner against Baltimore. Then he ran down the sidelines, got down on one knee and proposed to the kicking net. Beckham had a career-high 222 receiving yards and two touchdowns Sunday. No word if the net said yes.

UConn field hockey junior Charlotte Veitner tied the career assists record set by Lizzy Peijs (46 in 2008) with two assists Sunday in the Huskies' 8-1 victory over Yale. UConn beat Liberty 7-2 Saturday to remain the only unbeaten Division 1 team in the country at 15-0. Veitner, who scored a goal Sunday, is also nine points away from breaking the school's points record (213). UConn, the No. 1-ranked team in the country, will travel to play No. 6 Maryland Sunday.

Mike Hazen, the senior vice president and general manager of the Red Sox, was hired by the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday as the executive vice president and GM, replacing Dave Stewart, who was fired. Hazen, 40, spent the last 11 years with the Red Sox. He will be leaving his home state: Hazen was a 1994 graduate of Abington High.

Sad news about a former UConn ice hockey coach: Bruce Marshall died Saturday at age 54. Marshall, who won 337 games with UConn and was a 1985 UConn graduate, was in his second season coaching at Franklin Pierce in New Hampshire. No cause of death was announced.

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