Peyton Manning, who held the single-season record for passing TD’s for three years, regained the record on Sunday with his 51st passing TD of the season, passing Tom Brady’s mark of 50 that was set in 2007.
Manning set the record with a 25-yard TD pass to tight end Julius Thomas.
Manning entered the day with 47 passing touchdowns. He got off to a quick start, throwing for a touchdown and 296 yards in the first half.
However, it wasn’t looking like Peyton would even tie the record, after throwing for only one TD in the first 3 quarters.
But Manning came out on fire in the fourth quarter, throwing for three touchdowns, including two to WR Eric Decker.
Manning has one more week left to pad his record and extend his league-leading active streak of consecutive games with a touchdown (38). He also has a shot at breaking Drew Brees’ single season record for passing yards. Manning needs 266 yards to break that record.
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