Manning ties Brees with three 400-yard postseason games

AP

There have been 18 400-yard passing games in postseason history, including outings by Kelly Holcomb and Jeff George, and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has three of them after Sunday’s 400-yard performance against the Patriots.

That ties Drew Brees for the most by any individual quarterback and the Broncos’ 26-16 win raises the record of teams with a 400-yard passer to 7-11. Manning’s personal record is 2-1, with today’s win joining a 2005 win over the Broncos and a 2008 loss to the Chargers.

There were some reports that it was the first time that a quarterback had thrown for 400 yards against a Bill Belichick defense, but that’s not true. It was actually the third time it happened this season and Chad Henne, Kurt Warner and Vince Young have all done it in the past. Sacks dropped the teams’ total passing yards under 400 each time, but that’s a distinction without much of a difference since Matt Ryan wound up with 399 passing yards this year if you subtract the lost yardage from sacks.

Manning also has the most 300-yard passing games in postseason history and Sunday’s win gives him a good chance to end the season with the most career postseason passing yards. Tom Brady had 277 yards to push his career total to 6,424 yards and Manning is just behind him with 6,309 yards so, win or lose, the record will likely be his after the Super Bowl comes to an end.

38 responses to “Manning ties Brees with three 400-yard postseason games

  1. The delusional, uneducated Seahawks fans are almost embarrassing to hear on TV, booing false start calls when they are correct… What a pathetic fanbase.

    This whole team is based off of cheating: Pete Carroll has been a cheater his whole career, supplying this team with PEDs.

    Cheaters never prosper.

    Seattle sucks.

    0 Superbowls for life.

  2. Just want to point out he’s 11-11 now in the playoffs, 11-3 when his team isn’t won and done. Those numbers will go to 12-11 and 12-3 respectively in 2 weeks! Go Broncos!

  3. No one cares what you Pats fans have to say ok? Your team and QB choked another AFC championship to Manning and the Broncos. I love how you chirp about Welker purposely taking Talib out of the game. Hahahahaha it’s true he did purposely take out Talib but only after NE attempt to do the exact same thing to DRC bbwwwwahahahaah. I’m sorry Welker did a better job than Edelman at taking cheap shots. I’m sure Talib sitting on the bench was tough to swallow when your team failed to take out our star CB. 1-9 away from home in the playoffs. Spygate is alive and well. I feel bad for the colts as they actually were the best AFC team left and got robbed by having to play in NE and have to deal with their secret cameras and radio frequencies in Foxboro. The truth is your team cheats at home, that’s why you were 9-0 at home and 4-5 away this year. Your owner is cheap and decides that Tom Brady doesn’t need talent around him because the cheating system that is Spygate is so effective even with bums in the game why bother bringing in talent? READ SPYGATE The Untold Story PEOPLE !!! It’s free on iBooks. Learn to chirp the Pats fans you all hate properly by educating yourselves with what the NFL doesn’t want you to know.

  4. Now that his record is tied, Brees will have something to play for the next time his team gets to the playoffs

  5. Good job buying a SuperBowl horseface…this is unfortunately what the NFL has become. Pay a QB 100 million and pay off the NFL front office so the refs keep the flags in their pockets and there you go…the Donkey way.

  6. Well that kind of stats prove he is not a choker in playoffs. The colts defense was never great during his days here. Pats won a lot of playoff games as they played at home. Last year broncos loss to Ravens was on that fluke pass by flacco as it rarely happens that you throw a 70 yarder with 35 seconds left. What is pats playoff record on the road. In 2003 they held the colts receivers to win (the rule had to be changed coz of that next year no touching past 5 yards)in which Manning threw 4 interceptions due to that. No doubt Peyton is an all time great and today’s win proves that.

  7. I dont understand, the media keeps telling me that he stinks in the playoffs, even though his playoff stats are better than Brady in almost every passing category.

    Brady won SB’s handing the ball off and “managing” games so we think he’s great. When the burden has been put on him, he continuosly fails.

  8. Peyton Manning has gotten alot of underserved crap from the “experts” and the media of late. He’s played pretty well in almost all of his playoff games, but time and time again his defense would fail him.

    I’ve always considered Manning the best QB in the NFL, while Tom Brady has always had the best teams and coaches.

    If Manning wins the Super Bowl this season, I don’t know how he couldn’t be considered the greatest of all-time. But Joe Montana being 4-0 in the Super Bowl might be better.

  9. coltsfan2004 says:
    Jan 19, 2014 8:25 PM
    Well said forsbergler
    “Spygate is alive and well. I feel bad for the colts as they actually were the best AFC team left and got robbed by having to play in NE and have to deal with their secret cameras and radio frequencies in Foxboro. The truth is your team cheats at home, that’s why you were 9-0 at home and 4-5 away this year. Your owner is cheap and decides that Tom Brady doesn’t need talent around him because the cheating system that is Spygate is so effective even with bums in the game why bother bringing in talent? READ SPYGATE The Untold Story PEOPLE !!! It’s free on iBooks. Learn to chirp the Pats fans you all hate properly by educating yourselves with what the NFL doesn’t want you to know.”
    —————————-
    Are you serious? Secret cameras, secret radio frequencies… Why do you think this book is free?
    ….and come by the Pats’ stadium this week and call them “bums” to their face.

  10. I agree with thepftpoet. How did Seattle fans get so arrogant so quickly? Just two years ago they were the lovable underdog team. Now with a couple successful seasons under their belt and a slimy Pete Carroll at the helm, they’ve become a team and fan base that is easy to root against. All the 12th man crap has gone to their heads.

  11. There is a great game on right now but the usual suspects are out hating on a future first ballot hall-of-famer. Guys, you’re not fans; you’re losers.

  12. somethingsmellsrotten: I know you’re a Raiduhs fan and whine about the Broncos each week, but you’re complaint tonight a new low, even for you! Yep the game is ruined because the Broncos signed the best free agent ever, as if 25 other teams didn’t want to do the same thing.

    Don’t you think Big Reg was looking for the same results with the brilliant Flynn addition?

  13. It’s interesting how for a guy who the media and idiot fans tell me is such a horrible player in “big games” and the playoffs that he is 100 yards and change away from being the career leader in passing yards along with owning some other records. He’s also 7 pass tds behind Brady (and 9 behind Montana’s record) despite having a little over 100 fewer attempts than Tom. So one guy is mr. playoff qb who always performs and the other guy is called a crap qb in the playoffs.

    Then there is passer rating where Peyton is now 9th all time (perhaps 8th yet I doubt he moved up to 8th) in the playoffs and you know who isn’t one of the 8 above him? Tom Brady.

    Stats though apparently don’t matter when QBs are involved. They matter for every other position but somehow not the QB, unless the QB in question is a media darling. Oh no, for the QB it is just if the team wins or loses and if they lose it is your fault even if it actually isn’t. Alex Smith 2 weeks ago with his record setting performance cost KC that game rather than their defense. Yeah, that’s it!

    People are so damn dumb.

  14. How could you not understand all the hate?

    They obviously are NOT fans of the Bronco’s or of Peyton…so.

    I’m not a fan of either. My QB is also a FUTURE HOF QB with several records that he holds in the NFL too and I see hate on him all the time (Brees).

    People always hate those that are better…human nature.

  15. coltsfan2004 says:
    Jan 19, 2014 8:47 PM
    Lol @ alljack88 sore loser looks like will take him months to get over this pats loss … LMAO
    ————————–
    Not hardly a sore loser. The Pats overachieved this season and that’s that.

    The only losers are the lemmings who endorse postings like forsbergers’.

  16. Then there is passer rating where Peyton is now 9th all time (perhaps 8th yet I doubt he moved up to 8th) in the playoffs and you know who isn’t one of the 8 above him? Tom Brady.

    —-
    And Mark Sanchez is 5th behind Montana

    The only playoff “stat” that matters is w-l,

    Brady 18-8. Best all time

    And before you cry and say “it’s a team sport” we know
    But as long as the NFL keeps and official stat for it, it’s counts.

  17. I have an honest question for Forsbergler and all the rest of the spygaters.

    Since you are so concerned about spying, have any of you, even once, written any of your congressional representatives to complain about the NSA spying on every single citizen of the United States ?

    Because if you haven’t done so when on some days you’ll post 20-30-40 times in Patriots threads about spygate it really says something about you. And what is says is not very good.

  18. Yea I agree. Media needs to make up its mind. First Peyton is the “greatest regular season qb of all time” but yet you get contrary stats that back up he’s a pretty good playoff performer too.

    2-1 in AFC championship games versus Brady

    3-1 in AFC championship games overall

    But yet, somehow some way those aren’t big enough games

  19. Please don’t mention Brees in the same sentence with these two. We saw Brees without Sean Payton holding his hand it wasn’t pretty. Saints have a great line outstanding receivers and a stable of backs. Other than last year defense has been solid. Brees is still 2 super bowl appearances behind ben and a championship behind eli. Ps laugh about that all you want, all eli did was beat an 18-0 team. Then beat that hof coach and qb again. Bree’s doesn’t win without conservative play calling in super bowl for Indy and a bush league onside kick. Indy beats that team 9 out of 10 times. Congrats on recovering an onside kick and Reggie Wayne running the wrong route.

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