|Peyton Manning: Center square, er, rectangle.|
Sure, this is quite an impressive accomplishment to add to his resume (for a second time, even) but let's analyze the last few seasons in which the TD record had been broken...
1963: YA Tittle, 36 touchdowns.
|Y.A. Tittle: middle right|
Team result: Lost NFL Championship game.
1984: Dan Marino, 48 touchdowns.
Team result: Lost Super Bowl.
2004: Peyton Manning, 49 touchdowns.
Team result: lost AFC Championship game.
2007: Tom Brady, 50 touchdowns.
Team result: lost Super Bowl.
I see a very inauspicious pattern here. You have to go back to 1961 and George Blanda to the last time a quarterback set the touchdown record and won a title - and he did it in the AFL. To get to the last time an NFL quarterback did it, you need to go back two years further to 1959 and John Unitas. So cherish your new record Peyton because your playoff history and the last 50 years of NFL history shows that it might be all you get this year.