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Peyton Manning Breaks NFL Record for Career Touchdown Passes

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Brett Favre previously held the record with 508 touchdown passes.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates his 509th career touchdown pass with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) AP Photo/Jack Dempsey

DENVER (TheBlaze/AP) — Peyton Manning has broken Brett Favre's record for career touchdown passes with his 509th.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates his 509th career touchdown pass with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (Image source: AP/Jack Dempsey)

The milestone touchdown pass was an 8-yarder to Demaryius Thomas with 3:09 left in the first half that gave Denver a 21-3 lead over San Francisco on Sunday night.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (left) throws his 509th career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. Manning broke Brett Favre's record for touchdown passes with his 509th. (Image source: AP/David Zalubowski)

Manning's teammates played keep-away with the milestone memento before Manning got the ball and congratulations from his teammates.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is greeted by Terrance Knighton (98) and Virgil Green (85) after throwing his 509th career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (Image source: AP/Jack Dempsey)

Manning went into the game with 506 touchdown passes and needed just four drives to break the record.

He threw a 3-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders on Denver's first drive and tied the record when Wes Welker took a pass over the middle for 39 yards.

Manning reached the milestone in his 246th regular-season game. Favre needed 302.

Here's a look at his record-setting pass:

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