DENVER —** With his second touchdown through the air Sunday night, Peyton Manning tied the NFL record for career passing touchdowns.
The pass came on a 39-yard throw to Wes Welker in the first quarter.
Now, with 508 in his 17-year career, Manning has tied Brett Favre's record and is on the verge of taking sole possession of the record. The two are the only quarterbacks in NFL history to have more than 500 passing touchdowns.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Favre said he was happy Manning would be the one to reach the heights he did.
"I'm glad it's Peyton that's doing it," Favre said. "I think a lot of Peyton. I know him well. I know his family well. His dad was one of my idols."
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"Brett's a guy that—if you played quarterback nobody has defined longevity and career toughness more than him. His consecutive-start streak is one of the most [amazing] things, I think, in all sports," Manning said last week. "Growing up in the south, both of us, Brett always said he was a big fan of my dad's and so it's always been kind of a mutual respect there from my family to him as well. I always enjoyed watching him play. Nobody played the game quite like he did. He's truly a one-of-a-kind quarterback."
Two weeks ago, Manning had a historic day, eclipsing the 500 total-passing touchdowns benchmark and setting his career high in passing yards in a game with 479.