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Wade Phillips: NFL told me Manning’s record-tying TD shouldn’t have counted

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his record-tying 50th touchdown pass to wide receiver Eric Decker last week on a play that was put under a review because it looked like Decker may have been juggling the ball while going out of the end zone.

It was ruled a catch on the field and was upheld on the review, but Texans interim coach Wade Phillips contended that the call was incorrect after the game. Phillips asked the NFL for clarification on the ruling and said Friday that the team heard back from the league that it should have been ruled an incompletion.

“Poor Manning,” Phillips joked, via ESPN.com. “He thought he broke the record.”

Phillips was joking because there won’t be any change to the record because the NFL admitted their officials erred last Sunday. Manning still has 51 touchdown passes for the year, one more than Tom Brady had in 2007, and any touchdowns he throws this weekend will extend the record.

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