Peyton Manning on Sunday broke Tom Brady’s record for most touchdown passes in a season by throwing his 51st TD pass of 2013.
Manning’s touchdown pass was a perfect 25-yard strike to Julius Thomas in the end zone to extend the Denver Broncos’ lead to 37-13 over the Houston Texans. The touchdown pass was Manning’s fourth of the game and gave him an even 400 yards passing.
A virtual lock to win his fifth MVP award, Manning now reclaims the record he held for a few years. In 2004, Manning threw for 49 touchdowns to break Dan Marino’s record of 48 set in 1984. Tom Brady threw 50 touchdown passes in 2007 to break Peyton’s record, but the Broncos QB has now reclaimed the honor.
With a game left on the schedule, Manning stands a very good chance of putting up 55 touchdowns for the season. Here he is with Thomas after setting the record: