Tom Brady's the only one who has been there before so he knows what it feels like. Peyton Manning threw his fiftieth and fifty-first touchdown pass yesterday in Houston, breaking Brady's previous record of 50 in 2007.
Brady told WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Show that Peyton Manning's record of 51 touchdown passes (and counting) is "an incredible feat."
"To throw 50 like we did in 2007 was incredible. [Dan] Marino threw 48, then Peyton threw 49, then I was lucky enough to be on the team to throw 50. Fifty-one is unbelievable through 15 games," Brady said. "They’ve been throwing the ball at an incredible rate. What they’ve done offensively and certainly the passing game has been incredible. It’s really a credit to those guys and what they’ve been able to accomplish. There’s no doubt they have one of the best offenses in the history of the league. That’s not easy to do."
Brady would know. He told WEEI about how he remembers a time when touchdown passes slowed to a trickle and he was more game-manager than scoreboard-igniter.
“It’s a lot of touchdown passes. It’s hard to throw one in a game," Brady said. "To throw four or five or six, like what he’s done over this year -- I remember in 2007 we were throwing them and it was like, ‘Oh, my God.’ You play all these years where you have not a lot of touchdown passes and all of a sudden you’re just throwing four a game. It’s pretty incredible. Like I said, it’s a credit to that offense. And certainly, Peyton is one of the greatest every to play the game. And you see what he’s capable of. They’ve just done a great job offensively.”