ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Wade Phillips would like to put an asterisk on Peyton Manning s touchdown record.
The Houston Texans interim coach said Friday the league agreed with him that Manning s record-tying 50th TD toss Sunday shouldn t have counted because Eric Decker bobbled the ball.
The touchdown still counts, however, as does Manning s 51st TD throw. That one to Julius Thomas minutes later capped Denver s 37-13 win and broke Tom Brady s record of 50 TD passes set in 2007.
Decker said Phillips should just let it go, telling The Associated Press on Friday, I caught it. This doesn t change anything. It s still a big catch for me and one I ll remember for a while.
Same with Manning, who told Decker after the reception with 6:57 left, Great catch, man!