Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set the league’s all-time record for touchdowns and passing yardage Sunday.
And he may get to keep one of them.
According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, the league’s record-keepers at the Elias Sports Bureau are reviewing one play to make sure Manning actually has all the yards he’s currently credited with.
Elias is reviewing a 7-yard completion from Manning to Eric Decker late in the first quarter, to determine if it was a lateral (and therefore rushing yards).
The Broncos pulled Manning in the second quarter, as soon as he got to 5,477 yards for the year, one more than Drew Brees’ 2011 record of 5,476.
Camera angles of the play in question aren’t clear, but this one needs to be like a replay review. Unless there’s conclusive evidence it isn’t, it would be embarrassing to admit a mistake like this, when Manning was clearly hanging around just long enough to break the record.