Peyton could break Favre’s passing yardage record on Sunday

AP

Indianapolis fans saw many of the greatest moments in Peyton Manning’s Hall of Fame career, but on Sunday they may experience something a little different, as Manning could break an NFL record while playing against the Colts.

Manning is currently at 71,555 career passing yards, which puts him within striking distance of Brett Favre’s all-time record, 71,838 yards. If Manning passes for 284 yards on Sunday in Indianapolis, he’ll break the record.

There was a time when 284 yards was an easy day for Manning, but it’s no sure thing that he’ll do it on Sunday: Manning has only topped 284 yards in three of his seven games this year.

The league office may have been thinking about Favre’s yardage record when it scheduled Manning’s Broncos for back-to-back games against the Packers last week and the Colts this week. The league surely likes the added drama of Manning closing in on records against Favre’s old team or his own former team.

Manning passed for 54,828 yards as a Colt and now has 16,727 yards as a Bronco. Favre had 61,655 yards as a Packer, 6,711 yards as a Viking and 3,472 yards as a Jet. (Although he threw four passes as a rookie with the Falcons, he didn’t complete any of them.)

Dan Marino is third on the passing yardage list, with 61,361. Drew Brees is fourth, at 58,409, which means that if the 36-year-old Brees plays three or four more years after the 39-year-old Manning retires, the record may belong to Brees. But for now it’s Favre’s, and on Sunday it may be Manning’s.

55 responses to “Peyton could break Favre’s passing yardage record on Sunday

  1. God luck to Peyton, it’s been a great run. We’ll miss him when he’s done.

    The scheduling aspect seems to fly in the face of the assertion that schedules aren’t “managed” to benefit any specific team.

  2. Of course he’ll break the records. That’s what he’s all about. Championships are secondary to him.

  3. I couldn’t care less about the passing yards record. Favre has it but he’s not even a Hall of Famer. Way too many interceptions to be considered great over his whole career. Manning has been great. At least in the regular season. I’ll give him that. My biggest problem with him is that he wanted so much money over his career that his teams were never good enough to win the Super Bowl. Brady took less and has the rings to show for it.

  4. And when rule changes make the game more like two hand touch in another 10 years, some guy will have 100,000 yards…. With 8,000 in a season becoming the norm….. Smh…

  5. I hope Favre comes back out of retirement to push the number higher. Peyton would unleash a string of expletives that’s nothing but Papa Johns ingredients.

  6. Brees is amazing so much less fanfare then Peyton yet beat him in the Superbowl and will take down his record.

  7. The difference of course is that Farve could still play when he left.

    MegaHead is still playing because of his ego but is done like a cheap dinner.

  8. Very impressive list of men on here. Congrats Peyton, even if you’re just holding it a couple years for when Bree’s breaks it.

    The longevity these men have shown, paired with also performing at a high level is very fun to watch/witness. Not a fan of any of these teams, but as a football fan I like watching great QBs and This generation has been something special

  9. If he breaks the passing record against the Colts, the fans will cheer Peyton while still wanting a victory. We’re classy like that.

  10. As a Patriots fan, I wish Peyton well. We (all NFL) fans have been so fortunate to see Favre, Manning(s), Rodgers, Brees, and Brady….as well as other good and up and coming QBs. The Manning Brady war offered us at least one battle per year. So Peyton has worked hard and is one of the all time greats. Just a matter of time for him to break the record….well deserved.

  11. Congrats to Peyton, the GROAT-Greatest Regular Season QB of All Time.

    He and Tom Brady, the GOAT- Greatest Of All Time, have been fun to watch all these years.

  12. greatest “regular season” quarterback ever…pile on those accolades…there seems to be room where the Lombardi’s should be!

  13. Bet the Colts got a banner all ready for this, opponent setting a record against us on our home field. Cant find those everywhere, got to get ’em custom made in Indiana.

  14. It is a different game, played with rules that allow passing to be much easier. I have increasingly lost interest in the NFL as these rule changes have changed the great game into something I don’t care for as much. I probably am alone in this but that is the way I feel.

  15. It is a different game, played with rules that allow passing to be much easier. I have increasingly lost interest in the NFL as these rule changes have changed the great game into something I don’t care for as much. I probably am alone in this but that is the way I feel.

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    Yes, you are alone in the bus…

  16. leatherface2012 says:
    Nov 5, 2015 8:43 AM
    and Rodgers will forever wonder how he only made it to 1 super bowl his whole career
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    I wasn’t aware Rodgers had retired. Thanks for the insightful update.

    ‘Only 1.” That’s great. Like it’s easy or something. Which begs the question: How the heck would you know?

  17. leatherface2012 says:
    Nov 5, 2015 8:43 AM
    and Rodgers will forever wonder how he only made it to 1 super bowl his whole career
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    And viking fans will forever wonder what it feels like when your favorite team wins the Super Bowl.

  18. Brett Favre did complete one pass as an Atlanta Falcon. It actually went for a touchdown. Unfortunately for him, that touchdown was scored by the Washington REDSKINS on a pick-six.

    Just wanted to seize the opportunity to remind PFT of the team name.

  19. lingsun54 says:
    Nov 5, 2015 7:23 AM
    I couldn’t care less about the passing yards record. Favre has it but he’s not even a Hall of Famer….

    Favre is a slam dunk first ballot HOFer in 2016.

  20. Yards are the most overrated statistic, especially for defenses and QBs. It’s all about how many points you put up on the scoreboard and wins. And wins include going all the way, as in winning Super Bowls.

    Peyton had 340 yards and 0 TDs last Sunday. If there was a QB who scored who consistently scored 3 TDs and amassed 250 yards per game, I’d take that guy every day of the week (twice on Sundays) over Peyton.

    Yes, Peyton has been amazing. Greatest regular season QB of all time. Peyton is Johnny U 2.0. A superior version of the same all-time great. But he’s not Montana. He’s not Brady. Hell, I’d probably take Steve Young or Kurt Warner over Peyton.

  21. It is a different game, played with rules that allow passing to be much easier. I have increasingly lost interest in the NFL as these rule changes have changed the great game into something I don’t care for as much. I probably am alone in this but that is the way I feel.

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    Yes, you are alone in the bus…

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    Not so fast. This NFL is dying. Very mediocre, officiating continues to get worse, and prices continue to climb. Cuban will be proven correct.

  22. Ooooh, can’t wait to see what Peyton’s got planned this time. Don’t know how you top that game of keep away though

  23. If he gets the record he will probably walk off the field and retire. It’s the only reason he has stuck around so long.

  24. bordner says:
    Nov 5, 2015 9:34 AM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Nov 5, 2015 8:43 AM
    and Rodgers will forever wonder how he only made it to 1 super bowl his whole career
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    And viking fans will forever wonder what it feels like when your favorite team wins the Super Bowl.

    LET ME MAKE IT SIMPLE FOR YOU. WITH AS GREAT AS YOU FREAKS SAY RODGERS IS, HE STARTED IN 2008. SHOULDNT HE HAVE BEEN TO 4 OR 5 BY NOW?

  25. At Rodgers’ current impressive clip of 50 passing yards per game, he’ll have that record broken in 834 games, or a little more than 52 seasons.

  26. I never dreamed that Peyton would stay healthy enough to make it this far. Good for him. Congratulations. I have always admired the guy and he plays it straight.

    (He’s a natural on TV too.)

  27. I’ll never feel the same about Brett Favre. Of course, I might never feel the same after this four day bender I’ve been on since we choked again on national TV, but I’m almost out of leftovers and I’ve got to go out and find somebody. Anyway, why did Favre like Minnesota more than Green Bay? We’ve got the best of everything here, right? So why?

  28. Rulers of the regular season……yippee.
    Has any QB in history been coddled more than Peyton Manning. Surrounded by premium draft assets every year….1st round WRs, RBs, OL. With so much draft capital spent to prop up Manning, why has he been such an epic failure in the playoffs.

  29. This is not boxing or tennis. It is THE team sport. You manchildren spouting off about # of championships equating somehow to one players value on the field show just how much you get it.

  30. Have any Peyton-led teams owned another team as much as the Packers have owned the Vikings? There’s gotta be some kind of record there.

  31. 5 Time MVP, SB Champ, holds nearly every possible passing record. Very charitable man off the field. Just a great QB and a great person all-around. Well-deserved

    Yes there’ll always be those idiots trying to bash you for one and dones, and noodle arm, blah blah blah. These trolls can never take away your MVP’s, SB ring, and countless records. Wish nothing but the best for this great man.

  32. 1…The number of Super Bowl rings Manning has. 0…the number all the other morons slamming Manning for his playoff record have!

    3…Number of Super Bowl appearances Manning has. 0…number those same morons have!

  33. The one thing I saw of the top 3 was Dan Marino’s! Why? Simple, he play his entire carrier with one team, he played with style, he played with class, & he didn’t put up none of Payton’s & Farve’s Drama Queen B.S. that’s why!!!(Razor58)

    9

    razor58

  34. Congrats to Manning (a classy man) if he beats Favre’s record, but it is in an era where if a DB even breathes on a receiver past 5 yards he’s gonna draw a flag.

    There is one record of Favre’s that Manning (or probably any other player for that matter) will never top, and that is consecutive starts – 297 games. That’s in a row if you’re unable to read a 3rd grade level (Vikings fans). That’s also for ANY position, defense and offense, except for special teams positions. And this was before quarterbacks became the china dolls the NfL treats them as today.

    So don’t lament the the loss of another of your records Brett, You’ll forever be known as one of the toughest SOB’s to ever play the game.

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