Daunte Culpepper has his 2004 touchdowns record fall to Peyton Manning
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Former Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper had his name bumped from the record books Sunday.
Entering the weekend, Culpepper had thrown more touchdowns (18) through his team's first five games than any quarterback in NFL history, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
Enter, Peyton Manning.
Manning, in the midst of a season for the ages, threw his 19th touchdown midway through the first half Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. At the time he connected with tight end Julius Thomas for the record-breaking score, Manning still had not thrown an interception on the season.
Peyton Manning: ties NFL record for most TD passes in 1st 5 games of season (Daunte Culpepper, 18, 2004 Vikings)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 6, 2013
And then, later in the first half.
Peyton Manning: 19 TD passes in 2013, most by anyone in 1st 5 games of a season— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 6, 2013
Manning later rushed for a touchdown on a play-action bootleg to the left. It was Manning's first rushing touchdown since 2008.
In Culppeper's 2004 campaign, he finished the season with 39 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, a touchdown rate of 7.1 percent and a 2.0 interception rate. Culppeper completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 4,717 yards.
Randy Moss led that team in touchdown receptions, with 13. Onterrio Smith was the leading rusher, with 544 yards and two touchdowns.