During Denver's 42-17 romp over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning made NFL history with an 8-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas. That toss was Manning's 509th career touchdown pass, pushing him past Brett Favre for the all-time record:
Manning also threw his 510th touchdown pass during Sunday night's game. And he broke Favre's record in 246 games, 56 fewer than it took the retired longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback to throw 508 touchdowns. Favre was gracious about being knocked to second place:
"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, referring to potentially career-ending spinal-fusion operation he underwent in 2011. "I'm very humbled, I'm very honored."