Peyton Manning breaks NFL touchdown record

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helped Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.

The 38-year-old quarterback eclipsed Brett Favre's previous record of 508 by throwing his 509th and 510th scoring passes during the 42-17 win.

Manning set his record in 246 games - of which 208 were with the Indianapolis Colts - while Favre reached his mark in 302 games.

"I'm very honoured and humbled to join a pretty unique club," said Manning.

NFL's record touchdown passers
1. Peyton Manning510
2. Brett Favre508
3. Dan Marino420
4. Drew Brees374
5. Tom Brady372

"I was glad it was here in Denver. The fact we won the game certainly allows you to celebrate with your team.

"The touchdowns I've thrown have helped us win a lot of games. That's the only reason [the record is] somewhat special."

Manning, who missed the 2011 season with a neck injury that required surgery, joined the Denver Broncos in 2012.

"Well deserved Peyton," tweeted Favre. "Congratulations on breaking my record. Onto 600."

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