Peyton Manning Breaks Brett Favre's Touchdown Record; Hollywood Reacts
"Peyton F-ing Manning," tweets Justin Timberlake
Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes to break Brett Favre's career NFL record and the Denver Broncos led the San Francisco 49ers 21-10 at halftime Sunday night.
Manning threw an eight-yard scoring strike to Demaryius Thomas in the corner of the end zone for No. 509 with 3:09 remaining in the second quarter. Then, the celebration was on, but not before some good-natured ribbing from his receivers.
Thomas tossed the historic ball past Manning and to Emmanuel Sanders, who then lobbed it to Wes Welker. From there, Welker tossed it back to Sanders, who then threw it to Julius Thomas — all of Manning's targets getting into the act.
Finally, the ball was handed off to Manning near the sideline as the crowd euphorically cheered. Favre and John Elway gave video tributes to Manning on the scoreboard.
Manning reached the milestone in his 246th regular-season game. Favre needed 302.
After Manning broke the record, Hollywood took to Twitter to comment:
Peyton F-ing Manning.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) October 20, 2014
Nice to see Peyton Manning finally getting some attention...— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) October 20, 2014
So I guess Peyton Manning is pretty serious about football. #509 #Broncos— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) October 20, 2014
Peyton Manning becomes the man who has thrown the most TD passes and the extra point pushes the total and now some nerves kick in.— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) October 20, 2014
I wonder what Brett Favre will text to Peyton Manning. #MaybeHeShouldJustCallHimInstead— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) October 20, 2014
Congrats to Peyton Manning— Greta Van Susteren (@gretawire) October 20, 2014