NFL Reviewing Peyton Manning’s Passing Record
(CBS) When the dust settled in the NFL landscape on Sunday, Peyton Manning appeared to have eclipsed Drew Brees’ 2011 passing record.
Manning completed 25-of-28 passes for 266 yards, good for 5,477 yards on the season – one more than Brees’ record. But the NFL is now reviewing a 7-yard completion to Eric Decker with just over a minute remaining in the first quarter.
According to a report from ESPN, one camera angle implied the pass to Decker was a lateral, which would have made it a running play. Another angle, however, showed Decker catching the ball at the Broncos’ 48-yard line, with Manning slightly deeper than that.
If the play stands, Manning keeps his record. If the NFL determines the play was in fact a lateral, Manning would finish with 5,470 yards, which would be the second-highest season total in league history.
Manning already broke Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record with 55 touchdowns this season.