Peyton Manning sets new NFL single-season touchdown record

Houston, Dec 23 (EFE).- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his 51st touchdown pass of the season, setting a new NFL record in his team's 37-13 win over the Texans at Houston's Reliant Stadium.

The 37-year-old Manning threw two TD passes in a span of just 2:29 on Sunday, allowing him to first tie the record and then set a new mark.

"It was very special. Very rarely during an NFL game do you get to have a moment like that," Manning said, referring to the congratulations he received from both teammates and opposing players after setting the record.

The 16-year NFL veteran threw four touchdown passes, including two to wide receiver Eric Decker, in the game.

"Having some of my teammates come onto the field, having some defensive players coming out and high-fiving me - and I was telling them thanks back, thanks for all of their help. That is certainly a moment I'll remember. Lots of Broncos fans in the stands today. That was pretty unique as well. Certainly a moment I'll remember because of just the team bonding that went on during that time," Manning said.

Manning, who was named "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated magazine last week, broke the record of 50 touchdowns in a season set by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2007.