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Brett Favre happy Peyton Manning is close to breaking TD record
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Brett Favre happy Peyton Manning is close to breaking TD record
Thursday October 9th, 2014

Peyton Manning became just the second quarterback in NFL history to pass for 500 touchdowns when he hit Julius Thomas in the end zone in the first quarter of Denver's game against Arizona last week. But Manning wasn't done there, also racking up Nos. 501, 502 and 503 in a four-touchdown, 479 passing yard day.

It is a matter of “when” and not “if” Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre's all-time NFL record of 508 touchdown passes. And one prop bet gives bettors the chance to bet on when that record-breaking pass will be thrown. Week 6 against the Jets is the longest shot at 12/1 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Touchdown No. 509 is favored to come in the second half of a Week 7 matchup against San Francisco at 9/5. “Week 7 First Half” and “Week 8 First Half” are both 5/2, “Week 8 Second Half” is 5/1, and “Week 9 or Later” is 10/1.

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Manning clearly has a favorite target in the red zone as tight end Julius Thomas has hauled in seven of Manning's 12 touchdown passes this season. Will Julius Thomas break the single-season touchdown record by a tight end (currently 17)? “Yes” is a -200 favorite over “No” at +250. Thomas is currently on pace for 28 touchdown catches.

The Detroit Lions visit the Minnesota Vikings with a new placekicker on the squad. After Alex Henery missed all three of his field goal attempts last week, the Lions waived him in favor of ex-Broncos kicker Matt Prater. A prop bet asks will Matt Prater miss a field goal in Week 6? “No” is a -300 favorite while “Yes” is paying +200. Prater was 25-of-26 on field goal attempts last season.

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Philadelphia has averaged a league-high 31.2 points per game this season. Special teams have chipped in in recent weeks, scoring four touchdowns over the last three games. Sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com have the Eagles at +600 to score a special teams touchdown when they host the Giants this week (the flipside is going off at -1000).

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