Peyton Manning Sets New Single-Season Passing Record

Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gives a thumbs up to cheering fans against the Houston Texans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Two years ago, when Peyton Manning was inactive for all 16 of the Indianapolis Colts’ games, there were some that thought Manning would never play another NFL game.

Manning was able to return to the field — for the Denver Broncos — in 2012 and at 37 years old has had the best season of his illustrious career.

Last week he set the single-season record for passing touchdowns. This week he’s set a new record for passing yards in a season, breaking Drew Brees’ previous mark of 5,476.

Manning broke the record on Sunday with a five-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas, his fourth touchdown of the first half and his 55th of the season.

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Peyton may not finish his career with the most Super Bowl rings, but there’s little doubt he’s among the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He’s most certainly in the hotly debated conversation of THE greatest quarterback of all time. But that’s a discussion for another day.

 

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