Here's how many Peyton Manning touchdowns would pay off your mortgage

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After watching the Broncos dismantle on the Raiders on Monday Night Football, Denver fans were left with questions like, "Should I book my Super Bowl tickets yet?" But Travis Sawrie of the real-estate blog Movoto wondered something entirely different: How long would it take Peyton to pay off my mortgage? To find the answer, the Movoto folks created an online calculator that allows anyone to figure out how many Manning passes, touchdowns and so on it would take to make that mortgage go away. Look below to try it for yourself and learn other bizarro factoids.

Sawrie assigned dollar amounts to passing completions, passing attempts, yards thrown and touchdowns by averaging Manning's stats for the 2009, 2010 and 2012 seasons and dividing them into his annual $19.2 million salary.

Based on this formula, here are Sawrie's figures in each category:

Pass completions:

• 414 averages completions

• $46,376 per completion

Passing attempts:

• 611 attempts on average

• $31,423 per attempt

Yards Thrown

• 4,619 yards averaged

• $4,156 per yard


• 34.3 average touchdowns

• $559,277 per touchdown

Now, all Sawrie needed was a device to crunch the numbers -- and the tech squad at Movoto came up with this:



To try it out, we punched in a mortgage of $250,000 -- the digits Sawrie uses in his post. Here's what it spit out:

The precision of these totals is in doubt given Manning's incredible start to the 2013-14 campaign. He's already thrown twelve touchdown passes -- the most in the first three games of a season in NFL history. Now, math isn't our strong suit (to put it mildly), but it seems to us that if he keeps up this pace, it'll actually take more touchdowns to pay off your mortgage, since the value of each will slightly decrease the more he racks up.

Sorry about that. Get more information in the Movoto post "Pay Off Your Mortgage With Peyton Manning."

More from our Sports archive: "Video: Peyton Manning, Broncos crush Raiders so easily it's almost boring."

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