Manning breaks Favre’s mark with 509th TD pass

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning has broken Brett Favre’s record for touchdown passes with his 509th.

The milestone touchdown pass was an 8-yarder to Demaryius Thomas with 3:09 left in the first half against San Francisco on Sunday night.

Manning’s teammates played keep-away with the milestone memento before Manning got the ball and congratulations from his teammates.

Manning went into the game with 506 and needed just four drives to break the record.

He threw a 3-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders on Denver’s first drive and tied the record when Wes Welker took a pass over the middle for 39 yards.

Manning reached the milestone in his 246th regular-season game. Favre needed 302.

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