Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is greeted by his father, Archie Manning, after the Colts defeated the San Diego Chargers, 34-31, in overtime Dec. 26, 2004, in Indianapolis. Peyton threw for his 49th touchdown of the season, breaking the record held by Dan Marino. Manning’s parents arrived with 9 minutes remaining in the game, in time to see his son break the record. The elder Mannings were picked up in Memphis, by Colts owner Jim Irsay’s private jet, where they were stranded after missing a connection to Indianapolis.
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