DENVER (CBS4) – Peyton Manning will head into Houston on Sunday afternoon with 47 touchdown passes already to his name this season. That puts him just three shy of tying Tom Brady’s single-season record of 50, and therefore four shy of setting a new mark.
The Texans are 2-12 and have the third-worst point differential in the NFL, as they’ve been outscored by 122 points through 14 games. In terms of giving up passing touchdowns, they’re in the middle of the pack, having allowed 25 on the year, or just under two per game.
Manning has averaged more than three touchdowns per game this season with the Broncos, and he’s thrown four or more in seven games.
Even if Brady’s record does survive the weekend, the New England Patriots quarterback’s record likely won’t hold for long.
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