Peyton Manning throws 400th TD

Updated: September 10, 2012, 1:46 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

DENVER -- Denver quarterback Peyton Manning has become the third player in NFL history to throw 400 career touchdown passes.

Peyton joined Dan Marino and Brett Favre in the select group when he connected with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas for 71 yards early in third quarter to give Denver a 14-13 lead.

Manning threw touchdown No. 401 in the fourth quarter to Jacob Tamme of Denver's eventual 31-19 win.

Favre has 508 career TD passes and Marino has 420.

Manning is the fastest to accomplish the feat. He reached the milestone in his 209th game and first with the Broncos. Marino reached 400 in his 227th game and Favre did it in his 228th game.

Manning, who signed as a free agent with Denver in March, spent his first 14 seasons with Indianapolis.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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