Manning Breaks Touchdown Record
Peyton Manning added yet another record to his resume on Sunday night. The 38-year old quarterback threw four touchdowns to passes Brett Favre for the most touchdown passes of all-time in a 42-17 win for the Denver Broncos over the San Francisco 49ers.
Manning threw a three yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders and then a 39-yard pass to Wes Welker in the first quarter, tying Favre with 508 touchdown passes.
The record-breaking touchdown came on an eight yard pass to Demaryius Thomas with a little over three minutes left in the first half. After the score was confirmed, teammates congratulated him for several minutes, and Manning received a standing ovation from the crowd. The football used in the record-breaking play will be sent to Canton, Ohio, where it will stay in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Manning finished the game with 318 passing yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions and a rating of 157.2 (157.9 is perfect rating).
For Manning, it marks another milestone in a Hall-of Fame career. It took him 246 games to break Favre’s record; with the latter needing 302 games to set the record. The Denver quarterback has hit 45 different receivers for those 510 touchdowns, with Marvin Harrison catching the first touchdown pass of his career in 1998.
Manning still has at least two more years to add to his touchdown total, as he signed a five year 96 million dollar contract in 2012.