Peyton Manning continues his march toward touchdown record

AP

Peyton Manning is closing in on taking the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season back from Tom Brady.

On the first drive of Thursday night’s Chargers-Broncos game, Manning marched Denver’s offense down the field on a drive that culminated in a touchdown pass to Andre Caldwell, Manning’s 46th touchdown pass of the season.

Brady set the current NFL record of 50 touchdown passes in a season in 2007, breaking a record that previously belonged to Manning, who threw 49 touchdown passes in 2004. Now Manning is just five away from breaking Brady’s record.

Manning now looks like a lock to break Brady’s record. With a few touchdowns to spare.