Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke the record for career touchdown passes Sunday in a 42-17 victory against the San Francisco 49ers. Manning threw four touchdown passes to give him 510 for his career, breaking Brett Favre’s record of 508.
Entering the game two touchdown passes shy of the mark, Manning moved passed Favre with 3:09 remaining in the first half on a scoring strike to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas for his third touchdown pass of the night.
It took the 38-year-old Manning 246 starts to break the record that Favre set in 302 starts.
Manning threw 399 touchdown passes during his time with the Indianapolis Colts.
“I’m very humbled, I’m very honored,” Manning said. “I certainly think about how grateful I am for all the teammates and coaches that I’ve played with and played for throughout my career, not only here in Denver — in Indianapolis and all the people who have helped me along the way.”