Peyton Manning breaks touchdown record
Heading into Sunday's game, it was a matter of at what point Peyton Manning break the record for most touchdowns thrown in a career.
It happened in the first half during Sunday night's 42-17 rout over the 49ers. The Broncos' offense once again got off to an incredible start and rolled to a win thanks to Manning's arm and Denver's receivers. After throwing touchdowns to Emmanuel Sanders and Wes Welker, Manning's 509th career touchdown went to Demaryius Thomas on an 8-yard out route on third down.
Manning wasn't done, however, as he threw another touchdown to Thomas in the third quarter, which gave him 510. With the Broncos six games in, Manning will have 10 more opportunities to add to his historic mark this season.
The previous record of 508 touchdowns thrown was held by former Packers quarterback Brett Favre.
Manning, in his third year with the Broncos, has yet to see a drop-off from his playing days in Indianapolis. It's quite amazing to see Manning pick up where he left off after his career was in doubt following a neck injury that forced the Colts to release him after missing the entire 2011 season.
The Sheriff was nearly perfect against the 49ers, completing 22 of 26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns. He's now thrown for 1,848 yards, 19 touchdowns and three interceptions. Though his projecte numbers are slightly under his 2013 totals, he's still on pace to throw for 50 scores.
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