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Peyton Manning joins Brett Favre in illustrious TD club (video)

Peyton Manning hit Julius Thomas for the record-breaking score.

Doug Pensinger

After 17 season of football with the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning has joined Bree Favre as the only two quarterbacks in the NFL's illustrious history of quarterbacks to throw more than 500 touchdowns in their respective careers.

He did so in the first quarter, hitting TE Julius Thomas for the score.

Favre retired after throwing 508, and Manning had 499 entering today's home game against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.

We are continually amazed at how Manning continues to defy the hindrance of an aging arm to pick apart defenses with his football intelligence and his masterful command of the Broncos offense.

As this is only Weeks 5 of the 2014 season, we could very easily (and might I say expect to) see Manning pass Favre's record of 508 and own the all-time touchdown title, especially considering his knack for throwing three to four touchdowns a game with his current array of weapons.

How does accomplishing that feat land him in the discussion for top Qbs in NFL history? We'll let you decide the answer to that loaded question. Regardless, however, it's an incredible accomplishment for one of the most renowned quarterbacks of the modern age in the NFL.

Hats off to Peyton.