Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) warms up before the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning breaks Tom Brady’s single season touchdown record with 51st TD of season (GIF)


Peyton Manning needed four touchdowns to break Tom Brady’s single season touchdown record and reclaim it for his own. That’s exactly what Manning did as he threw four big touchdowns against the Houston Texans including his 51st of the season, a mark that no other NFL quarterback has ever been able to do.

Late in the game, when Manning threw his third touchdown and tied Tom Brady’s 50 touchdown record, there was some doubt as to how much closer Manning could get to breaking the record. With a first round bye likely to be locked up by the end of the day, there is a dwindling need for Manning to play next week in the Broncos season finale.

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There’s now no need for Manning to play as he broke the single season touchdown record in Houston and did it classy fashion. Credit for classiness goes also to the fans in attendance as well, as the Houston friendly crowd gave Manning a standing ovation when he threw his 51st touchdown pass of the season, and it’s the most exciting thing to happening Reliant Stadium all year long.

Manning is the best quarterback to have ever played the game and it’s only fitting that he break the single season touchdown record twice. This time it might stick as 51 touchdowns is an insane amount and Manning is once again the most prolific touchdown passer in NFL single season history.

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