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NFL Single Season TD Passing Leaders

PeytonManningPeyton Manning broke Tom Brady’s single season TD passing record on December 23rd, 2013. Manning added to his record in last game of the season, throwing for four touchdowns in the first half.

Only 7 QB’s have thrown for over 40 TD’s in a season, with Dan Marino, Drew Brees and Manning doing it twice. Brady’s mark of 50 TD passes is truly amazing.

Brett Favre has never thrown over 40 TD’s in a season, but he is a model of consistancy by tossing over 30 TD’s 8 times, Peyton Manning has now done it 7 times.

Rk Player Team TDs Year
1 * Peyton Manning Denver Broncos 55 2013
2 Tom Brady New England Patriots 50 2007
3 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 49 2004
4 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins 48 1984
5 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 46 2011
6 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers 45 2011
7 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins 44 1986
8 Drew Brees New Orleans 43 2012
T9 Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions 41 2011
Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams 41 1999
T11 Daunte Culpepper Minnesota Vikings 39 2004
Brett Favre Green Bay Packers 39 1996
Tom Brady New England Patriots 39 2011
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers 39 2012
15 Brett Favre Green Bay Packers 38 1995
16 Peyton Manning Denver Broncos 37 2012
T17 Tom Brady New England Patriots 36 2010
Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys 36 2007
Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams 36 2001
Steve Beuerlein Carolina Panthers 36 1999
Steve Young San Francisco 49ers 36 1998
Y.A. Tittle New York Giants 36 1963
George Blanda Houston Oilers 36 1961
T24 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers 35 1994
Brett Favre Green Bay Packers 35 1997
  * Drew Brees New Orleand Saints 35 2013
T27 Tom Brady New England Patroits 34 2012
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 34 2009
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 34 2008
Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers 34 2008
Randall Cunningham Minnesota Vikings 34 1998
Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders 34 1969
T33 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 33 2010
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 33 2010
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 33 2009
Brett Favre Minnsota Vikings 33 2009
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 33 2000
Daunte Culpepper Minnesota Vikings 33 2000
Vinny Testaverde Baltimore Ravens 33 1996
Warren Moon Minnesota Vikings 33 1995
Brett Favre Green Bay Packers 33 1994
Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills 33 1991
Warren Moon Houston Oilers 33 1990
Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers 33 1981
Y.A. Tittle New York Giants 33 1962
T46 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons 32 2012
Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals 32 2005
Brett Favre Green Bay Packers 32 2003
Jeff Garcia San Francisco 49ers 32 2001
Brett Favre Green Bay Packers 32 2001
Scott Mitchell Detroit Lions 32 1995
Dave Krieg Seattle Seahawks 32 1984
Lynn Dickey Green Bay Packers 32 1983
Sonny Jurgensen Philadephia Eagles 32 1961
Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts 32 1959

* Current season

** Updated Dec. 23rd, 2013

Sources:
pro-football-reference.com
databasefootball.com
wikipedia.org
espn.com

All-Time Leaders – Offense Single Season Leaders – Offense Defense Leaders
Total Passing Yards Passing Yards All-Time Interception
Touchdown Passes Touchdown Passes Single Season Interceptions
Rushing Yards Rushing Yards Interception Return Yards
Receiving Yards Rushing Touchdowns All Time Sacks
Touchdowns (RB and WR) Receiving Yards Single Season Sacks
Receiving Touchdowns
Fumbles
  • patriot 86

    So throwing the most touchdowns in a season makes you a great quarterback.What a bunch of garbage .The standard by which all others are measured [JOE MONTANA] is nowhere on this list yet he has 4 superbowl rings .He is and always will be the best ever .

    • PepperMcfluffypants

      The greatness of an individual player is not measured by super bowl wins as that is mainly a team effort. You could say Eli Manning is better than both Dan Marino and Peyton Manning with that logic, and the only reason Brady has 3 rings is due to a full team effort not by himself. MVPs and how many times they were among the best quarterbacks in the nfl during their seasons measure how great the individual was. In that regard Dan Marino and Peyton Manning are the best. Not to mention that Peyton is having some of the best seasons of his already elite career after 4 serious surgeries, a year gone, moving to a new team, and at retirement age. Plus he has 5 MVPs so far and he is in the running for a 6th again this year and every single season he’s played he’s always been amongst the top quarterbacks in the NFL when it comes to yards thrown and touchdown passes. He also started on the worst team in the NFL and helped turn them into super bowl contenders and broke a record for how many times his team went to the playoffs in a row and the one season he was out due to injury his team went 2-14 without him and then he moved to a new team that was average and turned them into a super bowl contending team as well. All of that proves Peyton is far greater than Montana and the best quarterback so far in history.

      • patriot 86

        IN YOUR DREAMS MAYBE ‘ JOE HAS FOUR RINGS ‘ HOW MANY DOES PEYTON HAVE .hE WILL NEVER GET TO FOUR EVER.

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