Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s all time passing touchdown record on a pass to Demaryius Thomas in a 42-17 win over the 49ers on October 19th.
Manning finished the night completing 22 of his 26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns. His accomplishment further solidifies his spot as the greatest regular season quarterback of all time. Manning also holds the record for the most passing yards in a season. Favre congratulated Manning after the game posting on Twitter, “Well deserved Peyton. Congratulations on breaking my record.”
Manning and the Broncos are poised to make a deep postseason run and are already Super Bowl favorites. The Broncos were blown out by the Seahawks in last year’s Super Bowl but have made many offseason additions to bolster their roster. Players like Emmanuel Sanders, Demarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, and T.J. Ward were scooped up from free agency and will look to help the Broncos win a championship.
This post-season is a must win for Manning. He has a roster that can support him, and he will need to take home the trophy this year to erase his spotty record in the playoffs. Manning holds the record for most first round losses and most postseason losses by any quarterback. Critics have questioned his ability in the biggest games and as a quarterback, those are the games that count.
Manning’s only Super Bowl win came against a Bears team on a Cinderella run. The Bears had a strong defense but lacked offensive firepower and were outmatched by a Colts team that included future Hall of Famers like Manning, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, and Marvin Harrison. People can’t take anything from Manning because of his outmatched competition. He can’t control that. But the win wasn’t memorable except for that it was Manning’s first Super Bowl title.Manning has the ability, and the talent surrounding him, to win his second ring and put himself in contention as the greatest quarterback of all time.