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APNewsBreak: Brett Favre says he's thrilled Peyton Manning is about to break his 508-TD record

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws his 500th career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws his 500th career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos fans hold signs reading "503", the amount of career touchdown passes tDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has, during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Denver. Brett Favre says he couldn't be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his own NFL record of 508 touchdown throws. Manning has 503 heading into Denver's road game Sunday Oct. 12 against the New York Jets. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos fans hold signs reading "503", the amount of career touchdown passes tDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has, during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Denver. Brett Favre says he couldn't be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his own NFL record of 508 touchdown throws. Manning has 503 heading into Denver's road game Sunday Oct. 12 against the New York Jets. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, in Denver. The Broncos won 41-20. Brett Favre says he couldn't be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his own NFL record of 508 touchdown throws. Manning has 503 heading into Denver's road game Sunday Oct. 12 against the New York Jets. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, in Denver. The Broncos won 41-20. Brett Favre says he couldn't be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his own NFL record of 508 touchdown throws. Manning has 503 heading into Denver's road game Sunday Oct. 12 against the New York Jets. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)  (The Associated Press)

Brett Favre says he couldn't be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his NFL record of 508 touchdown throws.

Manning has 503 heading into Denver's road game Sunday against the New York Jets.

Favre told The Associated Press he's thrilled for Manning, who's coming off a career-best 479-yard passing performance against Arizona that included four TDs.

That made Manning the second QB to reach 500 and moved him within striking distance of Favre's record.

In a phone interview from his home in Kiln, Miss,. Favre told the AP, "I'm glad it's Peyton that's doing it. I think a lot of Peyton. I know him well. I know his family well. His dad was one of my idols."

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