Peyton Manning Sets New Record For Touchdown Passes In Single Season

Mon, December 23, 2013 10:22am EDT by 2 Comments
Peyton Manning Sets Record
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Peyton Manning knows a thing or two about setting and breaking records, and on Dec. 22 he broke another one. He threw his 51st touchdown of the year — breaking Tom Brady’s record for touchdowns thrown in a single season.

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos not only clinched the first-round bye with their win at Reliant Stadium in Texas, but the 37-year-old quarterback also took back the record that was once his.

Peyton Manning Breaks Touchdown Record

With 4:28 left in Sunday’s game, Peyton threw a 25-yard pass to tight-end Julius Thomas, who scored, giving Manning his 51st TD of the season.

While he was honored, it wasn’t the first time he’s set this record. In 2004, he threw 49 TDs when playing for the Colts, setting the record. However, three years later Tom Brady and the Patriots broke that record, with 50.

The Broncos clinched AFC West with their 37-13 win, and Peyton was thrilled to have such a great honor back — and he still has another regular season game left, next week against the Oakland Raiders.

While the team wasn’t at their home stadium, Peyton still received a standing ovation after his success — but he says it was all about the team work.

Peyton Manning: Number One Is Team Success

John Fox, Broncos head coach said that Peyton was extremely “humble” after the success, according to the team’s official website.

“He said the best news he heard in there was that we’d won the AFC West for a third straight year and we have a first-round bye. We still have to play for home field but – number one is team success and he’s gotten us to 12-3 and 13-3 a year ago. That’s pretty good on his part.”

Peyton said the following about the incredible reaction he received:

It was very special. Very rarely during an NFL game do you get to have a moment like that. Having some of my teammates come onto the field, having some defensive players coming out and high-fiving me – and I was telling them thanks back, thanks for all of their help. That is certainly a moment I’ll remember. Lots of Broncos fans in the stands today. That was pretty unique as well. Certainly a moment I’ll remember because of just the team bonding that went on during that time.

The NFL overall is extremely proud of Peyton, as they should be. John Elway, executive VP of Football Operations was “thrilled” for the quarterback.

“That was a spectacular throw,” John Elway said after the game. “But the other 50 were, too. I’m thrilled for him and the work he’s put in. There’s not anybody more deserving than Peyton for what he’s put in the last couple years to get that record.”

Congrats, Peyton!

– Emily Longeretta

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