Peyton Manning becomes the all time leader in touchdown passes with 509 (2014)
“Broncos fans, you have just witnessed history. With that touchdown, Peyton Manning has become the NFL’s all time leader in career touchdowns, breaking Brett Favre’s record. Congratulate your quarterback, Peyton Manning, on touchdown number 509,” the Broncos PA boomed inside Sports Authority Field in Denver.
It was Week 7 of the 2014 season, and the Broncos were hosting the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football.
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The Broncos, leading 14-3 with just over three minutes to play in the first half, had the ball on the eight-yard line and were looking to score. Manning had his big receiver, Demaryius Thomas, one-on-one against his smaller opponent to the right. It was going to Thomas, that was certain.
The ball was snapped and Thomas ran a perfect route to receive the ball as he got both feet down and slid out-of-bounds. After a quick review, the moment was cemented in history; Peyton Manning was the all time leader in career touchdowns.
It was truly spectacular to witness, as Mannning’s teammates and coaches smiled and celebrated with The Sheriff.
It also paved the way for this moment:
If that doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.