Manning ties NFL TD passes record with 50

Peyton Manning has tied Tom Brady’s NFL record for most
touchdown passes in a season with 50.

Denver’s Manning did it on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Eric
Decker with 6:57 left in the fourth quarter Sunday against the
Houston Texans.

He entered the game with 47 and his first touchdown came on a
36-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas in the second quarter, and the
second one was a 10-yard throw to Decker earlier in the fourth.

Brady set the record, which previously belonged to Manning, in
2007. Manning had established the record by throwing 49 touchdown
passes in 2004.

The four-time MVP is in his second season in Denver after
missing all of 2011 following neck injuries and surgeries. The
first overall pick in the 1998 draft, Manning spent his first 14
seasons in Indianapolis, with whom he won a Super Bowl in 2006.

AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton contributed to this
story.

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