Manning Throws 500th Touchdown

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Peyton Manning throws pass during Cardinals game

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Peyton Manning threw touchdown number 500 for the Denver Broncos to put him in an elite quarterback club while second of all-time for most thrown touchdowns. He left the game with 503 touchdown passes as the broncos beat the Arizona Cardinals 41-20.

The NFL record is 508, currently held by Brett Favre.

Manning is only 5 touchdowns away from Favre’s record and Manning has come this close in 49 fewer games. The NFL season isn’t even half way over and Manning has the capability of throwing 5 touchdowns in one game. So, unless something goes wrong Manning will surely surpass Favre.

Peyton is known as one of the classiest and professional athletes in the world. After the game when asked to comment on hitting the 500 mark and creeping up on the all-time list, Manning said:

”Football is the ultimate team game, and so I guess one man has to accept it and I really accept it on behalf of a lot of coaches and teammates.”

But Peyton was not the only player setting records. Julius Thomas had a career day and set the franchise record for most reception yards with 226, beating the previous record of 214. Wes Welker caught 7 receptions putting him at 854 career, becoming the NFL record holder for most receptions by an undrafted player.

Next Sunday (Oct. 12) Manning and the Broncos play the New York Jets in East Rutherford.