Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark in 42-17
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning became the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes as the Denver Broncos toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in an emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.
Manning went into the showdown two TDs short of Brett Favre’s record of 508 and threw four touchdown passes, giving him 510.
He surpassed Favre’s mark with an 8-yard strike to Demaryius Thomas late in the second quarter. As he went to retrieve the football, his teammates decided to have some fun.
Thomas tossed the historic ball over Manning and to Emmanuel Sanders, who then lobbed it to Wes Welker. From there, Welker dished it back to Sanders, who then flipped it to Julius Thomas — all of Manning’s favorite targets getting into the act.
Finally, Manning got the ball along with congratulations from his teammates and coaches.
The Jaguars are winless no more after Denard Robinson ran for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown as Jacksonville ended a nine-game losing streak with a 24-6 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Jacksonville (1-6) won for the first time since beating Houston on Dec. 15, 2013.
Blake Bortles connected with fellow rookie Allen Robinson for a 31-yard score and the game’s first touchdown. It was really all the Jaguars needed on a day in which coach Gus Bradley’s defense delivered time and time again.
At St. Louis, punter Johnny Hekker’s pass from his own 18 yard line caught the Seattle Seahawks by surprise for the last of three big plays by Rams special teams in a 28-26 win.
Stedman Bailey had a 90-yard touchdown on a trick return that fooled the Seahawks into thinking another player was going to catch the punt. Benny Cunningham’s 75-yard kickoff return set up an early touchdown for the Rams (2-4).
Russell Wilson rushed for 106 yards on seven carries and also passed for two touchdowns while going 23 for 36 for 313 yards.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes and DeMarco Murray broke Jim Brown’s 56-year-old NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard rushing game to start a season as the Cowboys downed the New York Giants 31-21.
The Cowboys (6-1) won their sixth straight.
Romo had a fourth scoring pass overturned on replay. Instead, Murray wound up with his seventh TD rushing on a 1-yard plunge.
Murray finished with 128 yards rushing to pass Brown, who hit the century mark in the first six games of the 1958 season for Cleveland.
In other games, Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal field goal with 21 seconds left as the Kansas City Chiefs edged the San Diego Chargers 23-20, the Arizona Cardinals downed the Oakland Raiders 24-13, the Detroit Lions sneaked past the New Orleans Saints 24-23 and the Indiana Colts blanked the Cincinnati Bengals 27-0.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in the Green Bay Packers’ 38-17 win over the Carolina Panthers, the Baltimore Ravens downed the Atlanta Falcons 29-7, the Miami Dolphins defeated the Chicago Bears 27-14, the Washington Redskins beat the Tennessee Titans 19-17 and the Chicago Bulls were 17-16 winners over the Minnesota Vikings.
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