was the toast of the football world on Sunday night as the the quarterback surpassed Brett Favre
as the NFL's career leader in passing TDs. The quarterback completed 22 of 26 passes for 318 yards and 4 TDs to rout the San Francisco 49ers 42-17.
Manning’s third TD of the night, an eight-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas
in the second quarter, was the 509th of his career and moved him past Brett Favre in the NFL’s record book.
, the Hall of Fame’s Executive Vice President of Museums, Selection Process & Chief Communication Officer, was at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
to retrieve the record football.
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The Hall of Fame preserves artifacts from three previous generations of record-breaking career TD pass moments.
On display in the Hall of Fame is the jersey worn by Fran Tarkenton
and the football thrown to running back Chuck Foreman
on Dec. 20, 1975 against the Buffalo Bills
to surpass Johnny Unitas
’ career mark for TDs (290).
claimed the passing touchdown crown 20 years later on Nov. 26, 1995 against the Indianapolis Colts
. The football, which was thrown to fullback Keith Byars
to give Marino 343 career TD passes, is on display in Hall of Fame’s NFL’s First Century Gallery.
Not far from that display sits the football Brett Favre threw to wide receiver Greg Jennings
on Sept. 30, 2007, against the Minnesota Vikings
for his record-setting 421st career touchdown.
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Here is the chronology of all the players who have owned the NFL’s career TD mark:
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|Earl "Curly" Lambeau
Here are the players with the most career touchdown passes:
||Green Bay, NY Jets, Minnesota
||San Diego, New Orleans