Last week, Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for most TD passes in a single season with 51. Yesterday, during a week 17 game vs. Oakland he not only added four more TD passes, to end up with 55, but he also eclipsed Drew Brees’ single-season passing yardage record by one single, solitary yard. He need 265 and got 266.
Or did he?
According to SI.com, a 7-yard pass to Eric Decker in the first quarter is under review. In the video below, it appears as if this pass in question to Decker is not a forward-pass, which technically should be considered a run. If it is ruled as such, Peyton’s record is retracted and it still belongs to Brees:
It’s worth noting that Peyton didn’t even play the second half of this game and could’ve easily destroyed this record. And if he and the Broncos were truly chasing this record it was risky, and borderline arrogant, for them to sit him after having an unofficial 1-yard lead.