Peyton Manning Breaks NFL Record for Most Touchdown Passes in a Season

The Denver Broncos quarterback reclaimed title from New England Patriots' Tom Brady

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Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on Dec. 22.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning reclaimed his title Sunday when he broke the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season.

Manning notched 51 touchdowns on a 20-yard pass to Eric Decker in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans, surpassing a record held by New England Patriots’ Tom Brady since 2007, NFL.comĀ reports.

Manning previously held the title, with 49 passes since 2004.

Earlier this season, the 37-year-old Manning became the first quarterback since 1969 to throw seven touchdowns in a single game. In early December, Manning also broke an NFL record for most playoff appearances when Denver advanced to the postseason. The Bronco’s playoff run will mark Manning’s 13th trip to the playoffs.