By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
Peyton Manning seized the NFL touchdown crown on Sunday, as the 38-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback threw his 509th career touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. The record-breaking throw surpassed Brett Favre’s previous record, and helped push the Broncos onward to a 42-17 victory.
When Manning went to lay his hands on the record-breaking football one last time before it was shipped off to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his teammates played a game of keep-away as a prank!
“I can’t believe they actually did it,” said Manning. “We sort of joked about it during the week. I’m a little bit hurt by the fact that they could do that, that they’re kind of picking on me.” Of course, those “hurt” feelings were just crocodile tears, since wide receiver Demaryius Thomas explained, “He actually planned it himself.”
After 17 seasons, 269 career games, and 8,659 career passes, Manning has cemented his place in football history.
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