Brandon Stokley (14) celebrates a touchdown catch with quarterback Peyton Manning (18) in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. (Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE)

Peyton Manning Ties Dan Marino For 2nd In Career TD Passes


It seems like week after week Peyton Manning is hitting another benchmark or breaking some kind of record. He’s at that point in his illustrious career.

With a first half 10-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley, Manning tied Dan Marino for the second most career passing touchdowns in NFL history with 420.

“Dan Marino, after my dad retired, was my favorite quarterback growing up,” Manning said following the game. “I’ve never felt comfortable kind of mentioned amongst him, but a lot of players have caught a lot of those touchdowns, so I’m grateful for all the receivers and the protection I’ve received along the way. Marino is one of my all-time favorites, and he’s been very good to me since he stopped playing, and I’ve really appreciated his friendship.”

Leave it to Manning to give all of the credit to his receivers, offensive lines, and even Marino himself for helping him get to this point.

Manning finished the day 27-for-38 for 301 yards and the touchdown in the Denver Broncos 36-14 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Up next for Manning is the San Diego Chargers. The last time he played them, he threw for three touchdowns.

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