Peyton’s Place in History

01/01/2005
Story Updated: 12/31/2013, 11:34 a.m. ET

Artifacts arrive in Canton

Peyton Manning keeps making history. The Denver Broncos quarterback led his team to division clinching 37-13 win over the Houston Texans in Week 16 in record-setting fashion. Manning completed 32 of 51 passes for 400 yards and threw four touchdowns. In doing so, he reclaimed the single-season record for touchdown passes (51) that he set in 2004 with 49 touchdown tosses that had stood until it was broken in 2007 when Tom Brady of the New England Patriots threw 50 TDs.
 
Manning also became the first player in National Football League history to throw 50 touchdowns and pass for 5,000 yards in the same season. With one week to play, he has already achieved a career-high 5,211 yards and needs 266 yards passing in the season finale to break Drew Brees’ single-season mark set in 2011.
 
The jersey and cleats he wore in the game along with the football he threw for the record-setting 51st touchdown of the season was immediately sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The jersey, shoes, and ball will be placed on exhibit inside the Hall’s Pro Football Today Gallery.
 


 

Progression of the Record


Progression of  record for most passing touchdowns in a season.

 

Opponent TD Opponent TD Opponent TD Opponent TD
Baltimore Ravens 7  at New York Jets 3 at New England Patriots 2 at Washington Redskins 5
at New York Giants 2  San Diego Chargers 3 at Tennessee Titans 2 New England Patriots 2
Oakland Raiders 3  Buffalo Bills 4 Green Bay Packers 5 at Buffalo Bills 3
Philadelphia Eagles 4  at Cincinnati Bengals 3 at Jacksonville Jaguars 2 Indianapolis Colts 2
at Dallas Cowboys 4  Cleveland Browns 3 Oakland Raiders 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 3
Jacksonville Jaguars 2  at Dallas Cowboys 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 3 at Pittsburgh Steelers 2
at Indianapolis Colts 3  at Miami Dolphins 6 at Kansas City Chiefs 5 Houston Oilers 3
Washington Redskins 4  Washington Redskins 3 Minnesota Vikings 4 at New England Patriots 4
at San Diego Chargers 4  at Indianapolis Colts 3 Houston Texans 5 Buffalo Bills 3
Kansas City Chiefs 1  at Buffalo Bills 5 at Chicago Bears 4 at New York Jets 2
at New England Patriots 2  Philadelphia Eagles 1 at Detroit Lions 6 Philadelphia Eagles 1
at Kansas City Chiefs 5  at Baltimore Ravens 2 Tennessee Titans 3 at San Diego Chargers 2
Tennessee Titans 4  Pittsburgh Steelers 4 at Houston Texans 2 New York Jets 4
San Diego Chargers 2  New York Jets 0 Baltimore Ravens 1 Los Angeles Raiders 4
at Houston Texans 4  Miami Dolphins 3 San Diego Chargers 2 at Indianapolis Colts 4
at Oakland Raiders 4  at New York Giants 2 Denver Broncos 0 Dallas Cowboys 4
Total 55   50   49   48

 

 

36 – George Blanda, Houston Oilers, 1961; Y.A. Tittle, New York Giants, 1963
32 – Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts, 1959
26 – Sid Luckman, Chicago Bears, 1943
24 – Cecil Isbell, Green Bay Packers, 1942
20 – Benny Friedman, New York Giants, 1929
11 – Benny Friedman, New York Giants, 1927
9 – Hodge Workman, Cleveland Bulldogs, 1924; Red Dunn, Chicago Cardinals, 1925
7 – Elmer Oliphant, Buffalo All-Americans, 1921
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