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Peyton Manning breaks NFL single-season passing yardage record

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has just set another NFL record.

Late in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Raiders, Manning reached 5,477 passing yards this season, breaking Drew Brees’s single-season NFL record.

Manning is also putting the single-season touchdown record, which he broke last week, out of reach. Manning has four touchdown passes in the first half.

The Broncos lead the Raiders 31-0 and are cruising toward home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

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51 Responses to “Peyton Manning breaks NFL single-season passing yardage record”
  1. DaytradingHQ says: Dec 29, 2013 5:45 PM

    Start packing Reggie this is your train wreck!!!!!

  2. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 29, 2013 5:45 PM

    Yeah but he’ll only be 12-11 in the playoffs after this year…

  3. flash1283 says: Dec 29, 2013 5:45 PM

    And again in true MEGA HEAD fashion he wins at every thing that doesn’t matter.

    Mega head will soon set another record 10

    As in “10” one and done for a QB in the playoffs!

  4. bigwii says: Dec 29, 2013 5:45 PM

    We all know Manning can run up the score on bad teams, let’s see him brake some records in the post-season for once. Oh, wait he already has the record for most playoff losses. Lol

  5. RedHeadedBastard says: Dec 29, 2013 5:46 PM

    Nasty

  6. The Pittsburgh Steelers overcome. We always overcome. The prophecy endures. says: Dec 29, 2013 5:46 PM

    Congrats, Peyton.

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 29, 2013 5:46 PM

    Manning should be offensive player of the year. Brady should get the MVP. But Manning will get the MVP and that’s ok, an MVP has never won the Super Bowl.

  8. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 29, 2013 5:47 PM

    If Tebow were still the Broncos QB he’d be pushing to pass season totals of 2000 yards passing and 15 td’s today, but you can’t measure his intangibles…

  9. lusdawg says: Dec 29, 2013 5:48 PM

    10 bucks says he keeps throwing deep into the second half

  10. bspurloc says: Dec 29, 2013 5:48 PM

    NICE!
    pad them more!
    Brady has fallen…

  11. floratiotime says: Dec 29, 2013 5:49 PM

    And when you consider that the Saints were running up the scores to break the record it makes Manning’s accomplishment even more impressive.

  12. craigkintexas says: Dec 29, 2013 5:49 PM

    Congrats Peyton!

  13. williamxl22 says: Dec 29, 2013 5:49 PM

    Amazing what can be accomplished in todays NFL. While Peyton is certainly having a great year, these types of numbers would not have been possible even a few years ago.

    You know the league is favoring the offense when Matthew Stafford has 5,000 yards passing. I miss the good old days.

    Hats off to Peyton nonetheless. I wonder who is going to shatter his records in a few years.

  14. douchebigelow says: Dec 29, 2013 5:50 PM

    And his water head little brother breaks his ankle!

  15. thepftpoet says: Dec 29, 2013 5:50 PM

    Peyton Manning is the best QB in the NFL.

    Adrian Peterson is the best RB in the NFL

    Cordarelle Patterson is the best WR in the NFL.

    Deal with it.

  16. favrewillplay4ever says: Dec 29, 2013 5:51 PM

    Pull him so he doesn’t get hurt. If I were any player on raiders.. I’d hit him hard every play and screw the cheap donkeys for the playoffs.

  17. forsbergler says: Dec 29, 2013 5:52 PM

    What a beast

  18. yankeemofo says: Dec 29, 2013 5:53 PM

    Again, I say…”Meh”.

    These “records” are broken every year these days with the “protection” of the offensive players. It’s a passer’s league.

  19. pensacolavolfan says: Dec 29, 2013 5:53 PM

    No doubt about it GOAT. Way to go Peyton.

  20. therealzeitgeist says: Dec 29, 2013 5:54 PM

    What a thrashing. Manning always dominates games that don’t matter.

  21. timegambit says: Dec 29, 2013 5:56 PM

    I still say his career is over now that he’s left Indy.

  22. qweststrike2008 says: Dec 29, 2013 5:56 PM

    #GOAT

  23. tralfaz1127 says: Dec 29, 2013 5:56 PM

    Out first playoff game they play. He does great commercials though.

  24. auburnfan2013 says: Dec 29, 2013 5:57 PM

    Best season a quarterback has ever had. Just operating on a different level. I’d expect Osweiler to come in soon

  25. nfl4days says: Dec 29, 2013 5:58 PM

    Anything less than a superbowl appearance is gonna be a big, nasty stain on mannings career.

  26. yocmic says: Dec 29, 2013 5:58 PM

    Ok, now lets watch Peyton play the rest of the game and pad all those records. They will probably win 59-0 so he can make sure those records stand for a long time. What a bunch of crap. He’s going to hold these records, and the way he got them was just a joke. He should have an asterisk next to his name because this year isn’t even football, this year is all for Peyton. I used to like the Broncos, now I hope they lose so Peyton never wins another Super Bowl.

  27. berniemadoffsides says: Dec 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    The best ever. Imagine if he’d had a dominant D during his years in Indy…

  28. dickjagger says: Dec 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    Greatest “regular season” QB of all time.

  29. koolaid734 says: Dec 29, 2013 6:07 PM

    brees is till the best qb

  30. bspurloc says: Dec 29, 2013 6:10 PM

    NICE!
    pad them more!
    Brady has fallen

  31. rationalitybias says: Dec 29, 2013 6:12 PM

    5477 yards and 55 TDs in 15.5 games, amazing.

  32. stealthjunk says: Dec 29, 2013 6:17 PM

    U mad bros?

  33. flash1283 says: Dec 29, 2013 6:18 PM

    And again in true MEGA HEAD fashion he wins at every thing that doesn’t matter.

    Mega head will soon set another record 10

    As in “10″ one and done for a QB in the playoffs!

  34. 8oneanddones says: Dec 29, 2013 6:19 PM

    We all know what his most untouchable record is.

  35. spoaktown707 says: Dec 29, 2013 6:20 PM

    Are you aloud to break league records against The Raiders? Do they count?

  36. spoaktown707 says: Dec 29, 2013 6:26 PM

    *allowed* guess I just showed my education level, haha

  37. nosmak40 says: Dec 29, 2013 6:26 PM

    Too bad this record is wasted on the biggest “tool” fan base in the nfl.

  38. jimr10 says: Dec 29, 2013 6:49 PM

    Funny how saints running away and not one comment about running up the score

  39. paul82461 says: Dec 29, 2013 6:51 PM

    Not hard to pass against a team who doesnt have a good secondary in the first place and is starting a bunch of no names. Bet I could throw for at least 2 tds before half myself. Lets get real. Not a Peyton hater just talking reality.

  40. eglsfan says: Dec 29, 2013 6:59 PM

    awesome arena stats….I still this this ship sinking like 1/12/13……..that D & Manning in the cold against teams that will actually hit him.

  41. bunkerhillbob says: Dec 29, 2013 7:00 PM

    Too bad he can’t win when it counts, though. Both, he and Papa John’s pizza, suck. Pats will play in the Super Bowl again.

  42. JSpicoli says: Dec 29, 2013 7:02 PM

    Nerd alert. Stat-boys in the thread.

    This aint baseball and the “Game” of today is largely offensive in more ways than one.

  43. danmarinos1stlovechild says: Dec 29, 2013 7:07 PM

    My Dad says all the qbs of today are lucky he didn’t play in this era.

  44. denverfandownsouth says: Dec 29, 2013 7:12 PM

    Good for you manning. Class act

  45. gborange says: Dec 29, 2013 9:30 PM

    Everybody that talks down on Manning only does so because he has made fools out of their team several times in the last 16 years.

  46. weepingjebus says: Dec 29, 2013 11:13 PM

    A QB pushing 40 and coming off multiple neck injuries is subject to credible reports — from close friends — that he can’t throw the ball 10 yards due to a nerve impingement on his tricep. After some workouts, he breaks the passing and TD records. Seems legit.

  47. coffeeblack95616 says: Dec 30, 2013 4:44 AM

    Lol, “bigwii” criticizes Peyton but can’t even spell “break” properly.

  48. shadeforourbattle says: Dec 30, 2013 10:13 AM

    The problem is that many people of today don’t understand the history of the game. Peyton Manning is not mobile. Peyton Manning is fragile. Because of those two facts, those of us who know the history of football criticize those like who pronounce him the greatest of all time because we know what the rules of football were back then. Peyton Manning could not play in the era of Starr, Dawson, Staubach, Tarkenton, Bradshaw, etc. Defensive lineman were allowed to contact the helmet of any player in any manner that they chose without penalty or fines. Those of us who love the game and know the history of it can tell you with absolute certainty that Deacon Jones would have had no mercy on Peyton Manning’s Head and surgically repaired Neck. Also, offensive linemen were not allowed to block players like the Steel Curtain with open hands and extended arms. Also, DB’s were allowed to contact the WR in any manner that they chose until the ball was thrown. Timing patterns were not a part of the NFL back then, and because of that Peyton Manning’s Bread and Butter timing pattern pre snap reads would be absent. QB’s had to be mobile in the pocket because the Defense had all of the advantages when you threw the ball in the NFL of the past. Manning would be destroyed by the past NFL defenses because he would be a sitting duck. Just to show you that I am a historian of the game and not a Broncos hater, John Elway could have definitely played in any era and been a star in every era of the NFL. Big, Strong, Athletic and most importantly mobile, John Elway could have played in an era where you could rush 4 and be guaranteed to create havoc in the backfield on the QB because of the pass blocking rules and no illegal contact or defensive holding on WR’s. Just look at the Immaculate Reception. Manning could not have scrambled like Bradshaw did on that paly. He would have been sacked by the 4 defensive lineman rushing by the Raiders when the pocket collapsed. Elway could have, that’s the difference. That is why there are those of us who say Manning is not the greatest ever. Manning is one of the greatest of his generation, but not of all generations.

  49. flastrat says: Dec 30, 2013 12:24 PM

    IF THESE PANSY RULES WERE IN PLACE FOR MARINO, THE RECORDS WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE LIKE 65 TDS AND 6500 YARDS.

    While I applaud Manning for his year of stats. We must all remember that Dan Marino was THE great QB. The league changed the rules to give all of you pass-happy fans a better game.

    Today, you can’t block the defender (past 5 yards). That’s a huge difference.

    Today, penalties are called, left and right, giving the offense many more series on the field. Duh! Of course they are going to get more yards and more TDs.

    I was on top of the world when Brady broke the TD record. But, I recognized that he didn’t make the one TRUE statement, “Marino is the greatest QB of all time.”

    Put Marino in a dome and give him today’s rules and he would have records of 65 TDs and 6500 passing yards.

    Manning didn’t give credit to Marino, either. It’s a shame. While Brady and Manning are so much fun to watch, those records are shams. Until either of them surpasses 65 TDs and 6500 yards, they are no Marino. Period!

  50. bskarter4 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:45 PM

    *5470

  51. jordydean says: Dec 30, 2013 2:45 PM

    5,470. Credit that long handoff to Decker as such.

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