The NFL informed the Houston Texans this week that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's 50th touchdown pass of the season thrown last Sunday should not have counted, according to Texans interim coach Wade Phillips.
However, the league is not reversing the call. Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker's catch with 6:57 left in the game gave the Broncos a 30-13 lead. The play was called a touchdown and upheld after a review. Later in the game, Manning threw a record 51st TD.
Since the league is not reversing its decision, Manning holds the record for most touchdown passes in a single season with 51. He threw four of them against the Texans.
Phillips said he asked the league for clarification because he believes Decker was juggling the ball and the touchdown should not have been allowed.
"Poor Manning," Phillips said. "He thought he broke the record."
The previous record of 50 was set by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2007.