Nov 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips coaches against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Colts won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Wade Phillips says Peyton’s 50th TD shouldn’t have counted


Wade Phillips, the interim head coach of the Houston Texans, had some choice words for Peyton Manning regarding his ‘so-called’ 50th touchdown pass of the season, which tied the NFL record.

“Poor Manning,” Phillips said. “He thought he broke the record.”

This is in regards to the new finding that was released on Friday that Peyton Manning’s second touchdown pass to Eric Decker last week, was indeed, not a touchdown, according to the league.

From ESPN,

Phillips said the NFL informed the Texans that Broncos receiver Eric Decker’s second touchdown catch from Manning on Sunday shouldn’t have counted because Decker was juggling the ball.

After that catch was reviewed and upheld by the officials, Peyton Manning would go on to throw one more touchdown, breaking the mark set by Tom Brady of the New England Patriots back in 2007. So officially, Peyton Manning holds the record right now for most touchdown passes at 51, even though technically, number 50 should not have counted.

For argument’s sake, if Peyton Manning was unable to throw a touchdown pass against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, would you give him a ‘tainted’ record, like 51*? Leave a comment below.

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