Peyton Manning is the new all-time TD pass leader

Last updated: Oct 19, 2014 10:04 PM

With three first-half touchdown passes on Sunday night, Peyton Manning became the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes.

Manning threw touchdowns of three yards to Emmanuel Sanders and 39 yards to Wes Welker on Denver's first two possessions of the night.

After a five-and-out, Manning hit Demaryius Thomas from eight yards out for the record, with some nifty footwork from Demaryius in the front right corner of the end zone.

That gave Peyton 509 touchdown passes in just 245.5 games.

Brett Favre held the previous record with 508 career touchdown passes; he broke Dan Marino's previous mark of 420 in 2007.

Favre needed 302 games to reach his total.

At halftime, Peyton is now 628 completions and 5,167 yards shy of Favre's career marks.

Given his Denver pace, he should be in line to break those two records sometime during the 2015 season.

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