Peyton Manning: Single Season Touchdown Pass Record Shattered! [Video]
Peyton Manning has done many things in his storied career. Last night against the Houston Texans, Manning was able to claim a huge record for the second time… The Single Season Touchdown Pass Record.
Originally, Peyton Manning had the record for single season touchdown passes when he threw for 49 touchdowns in 2004. He held that distinction for more than three years until superstar quarterback Tom Brady broke the record with 50 touchdowns in 2007. This was during Brady and New England’s near perfect season.
The debate has raged for years as to who the better quarterback is, and which titles are going to matter when the day is over.
For today though, Peyton Manning carried the day. Manning entered the game with only 47 touchdown passes for the year. It is not very common for a regular quarterback to throw for 4 touchdowns in a game, but this is Peyton Manning. Last night, the Denver Broncos beat the Houston Texans 37-13. Manning completed 32 of 51 passes for a total of more than 400 yards. With 4:34 remaining in the fourth quarter, Peyton Manning hit tight end Julius Thomas with a 25 yard touchdown bullet that brought his season total to 51. This record is most likely going to get even harder to beat as Manning still has another regular season game to go next week against the Raiders.
Peyton Manning already passed the Denver Broncos single season touchdown record last year when he threw for 37, which destroyed the record of 27 that was originally set by John Elway and tied many years later by Jake Plummer.
Peyton Manning also enters next week just 266 yards shy of the single season passing yards record set by Drew Brees in 2011. When asked about his personal accolades from this season, Peyton Manning was more concerned about the Denver Broncos win-loss record this year. Peyton Manning wants to finish the season number one in his division, and secure home field advantage for the playoffs.
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