Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning passed Brett Favre for the NFL’s record for career touchdown passes on Sunday night (Oct. 19) with his 509th career scoring pass, leading the Denver Broncos to a 42-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

“I’ve discussed with some family and friends recently that [I] certainly didn’t think this would even be a possibility a couple of years ago,” Manning said after the game. “I’m really enjoying playing here, playing for this organization.”

Favre took to Twitter to congratulate Manning, tweeting: “Well deserved Peyton. Congratulations on breaking my record.”

The 38-year-old Manning now sits at the top of the list, 135 scoring passes ahead of the next active QB in the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees, who has 374 career TDs, followed by the Patroits’ Tom Brady with 372.

Behind Manning and Favre is Hall of Famer Dan Marino at #3 all time with 420 touchdown passes.