Manning ties Favre, Brees TD marks
Favre tied Brett Favre's NFL record with his 23rd career game with at least four TD throws, then tied Drew Brees' mark with his seventh career five-TD performance.
Manning had a pair of TD throws to tight end Julius Thomas in the first half of Denver's season opener.
Welker, who earlier muffed a punt, caught Manning's pass in the left flat and circled around defender Corey Graham for a 5-yard score that tied Favre's NFL mark. He was then wide open for a 2-yard TD catch.