Tom Brady passes Peyton Manning for second-most passing yards ever

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On his first pass of the night tonight, Tom Brady became the second-most productive passer in NFL history.

Brady’s first pass went for 19 yards to Sony Michel, and gave him 71,942 passing yards in his career. He moved ahead of Peyton Manning, who retired with 71,940 career passing yards.

The all-time leader is Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who currently has 74,845 career passing yards.

Whether Brady can catch Brees remains to be seen. Brady is gaining on Brees now, as Brees sits out with a thumb injury, but the two of them are close enough in their yardage total that the record may ultimately belong to whoever plays longer.

26 responses to “Tom Brady passes Peyton Manning for second-most passing yards ever

  1. Nobody will ever catch Brees. Brees has had a fist full of 7-9 losing seasons with terrific stats. He’s the only guy I’ve ever seen who consistently throws into the endzone from inside the 2, 3, 5 yard line. Dude never runs the ball down there. Don’t believe me? Look at the number of rushing TDs on their respective teams over the years for him, Brady and Manning. Enjoy your 1 ring and all your records, Drew!

  2. In the Boston the wind is howling and it looks like it’s that way in Foxboro as well. That is the only weather I would consider an equalizer when playing the Pats.

  3. Brady doesn’t care about yards. He cares about wins and championships.

    As Belichick says, stats are for losers.

  4. I just said this above!! 1st and goal from the 2 yard line after Meyers catch and Patriots run the ball on all 3 downs for the TD. Brees NEVER does that, NEVER! Even though he threw a bad pick and a TD would erase some sins, that’s not how TB thinks, it’s how fans think. Nobody will ever convince me dome slingers that pad stats like Brees and Manning could ever hold a candle to Brady.

  5. If Brees had the defenses that Brady has played with over his career, he’d have more rings than Brady. The one year Brees had a mediocre defense he won a Super Bowl.

  6. Again! 30 seconds to go in the half, Brady has a TD taken off the board (rule says you must see enough to overturn. There wasn’t a single replay to show where the ball was when the elbow came down. The motion brought the ball about 18″ into the endzone when it did touch down so it probably was somewhere over the line when elbow touched down.)

    But regardless, 1st and goal from the 6″ line, the Patriots run it in again. Tom could have 650 TDs if he treated this game like Brees does and goes full on video game Quarterbacking…

  7. That was a late hit by the pats. Tackling the guy 8 yards out of bounds.
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    That’s not what happened. Edelman hit his own teammate, who had the ball carrier wrapped up. His teammate was in bounds. The play was not over.

  8. These numbers are regular season only. Brady has over 83,000 “passing yards ever”, easily the most of any player to play the game.

  9. I have a feeling that Brady and Brees will both be wheeled out for decades to come because two egos are going to keep them playing. ONE of them will NOT retire as long as the other is playing and that all-time record is up for grabs.

    Don’t get me wrong. Both are excellent QB’s and Hall of Famers but there is more at play here than just the love of the game.

  10. broncosroe says:
    October 11, 2019 at 12:32 am
    Only took him an extra 3 seasons to do it.
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    You should learn math. Just because Manning retired 3 seasons ago does not mean Brady played 3 seasons worth of games more. Manning played 266 games to Brady’s 275. Maybe if Brady played 50% of his games in a dome he would have better stats. If you add postseason stats too who has the most? I guess going 9 one and dones does not help those stats for Manning.

  11. Spin doctors don’t include the whole body of work….

    Players with the most career passing yards including playoff games:

    1 Tom Brady 83,436

    Playoff games aren’t part of “career”?

  12. Maybe your should just learn common sense? Manning retired more than 3 years ago, anyone who follows football would know that. Brady has played 3 more (4 counting this one) seasons than Manning. Do some research before posting

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    patsarticlemustpost says:
    October 11, 2019 at 8:21 am
    broncosroe says:
    October 11, 2019 at 12:32 am
    Only took him an extra 3 seasons to do it.
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    You should learn math. Just because Manning retired 3 seasons ago does not mean Brady played 3 seasons worth of games more. Manning played 266 games to Brady’s 275. Maybe if Brady played 50% of his games in a dome he would have better stats. If you add postseason stats too who has the most? I guess going 9 one and dones does not help those stats for Manning.

  13. lobstasandmobstas says: “Again! 30 seconds to go in the half, Brady has a TD taken off the board (rule says you must see enough to overturn. There wasn’t a single replay to show where the ball was when the elbow came down.”

    It was pretty obvious that the ball was well behind the line though. I think the rule is that there has to be clear evidence to overturn, and in this case there was. The defenders shoulder was visibly behind the line when the elbow was down and the football was shown next to the defenders shoulder.

  14. Oh the dome rationalizers are out for this article. Brady supporters should shut their pie-holes about Manning being in a dome (not for half his starts, since he played a few seasons in Denver), since Brady was surely the beneficiary of his and the Pats prolific cheating…..and let the complaining and blame shifting from Pats fans begin now!

    Pats fans can leave playoff stats out of the conversation too, since the article is clearly about a regular season stat record…stick to the point and facts!

    In the end it all boils down to the fact that it only took Brady an additional 9 regular season games to pass Manning’s yards record.

  15. Maybe your should just learn common sense? Manning retired more than 3 years ago, anyone who follows football would know that. Brady has played 3 more (4 counting this one) seasons than Manning. Do some research before posting

    Again dude – Manning started in 98 and retired 3 years ago. Brady played part of 1 game in 2000 and his first real year was 2001. How do you figure Brady has played 3 or 4 more seasons? Do the math! Manning played in 266 career games and Brady now has 275. That’s 9 games! Not 3 or 4 years!

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