Posted December 31, 2013

NFL: Peyton Manning keeps passing yards record

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Peyton Manning is congratulated by teammates after his 51st passing touchdown. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Peyton Manning is congratulated by teammates after his 51st passing touchdown. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The NFL said Tuesday that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will keep the record for passing yards in a season, the league announced.

The league and the Elias Sports Bureau reviewed a 7-yard completion from Manning to receiver Eric Decker during the first quarter of the Broncos’ 34-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders and said that replays were not conclusive enough to overturn the record.

Manning finished the game completing 25-of-28 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns, ending the season with 5,477 passing yards, one more than New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had in 2011.

“The stats crew at the game scored this play as a forward pass,” NFL spokesman Michael Signora said. “During the course of the season, there are many similar plays which could be reviewed by the Elias Sports Bureau, the league’s official statistician. In this case, the determination of Elias is that the fairest resolution is for the ruling of the on-sight stats crew to stand.”

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29 comments
RickJohnson
RickJohnson

Anyone else surprised by this. I think we all expected the video inconclusive remark. But facts are there are still photos which are VERY conclusive that show it to be a lateral. If the NFL is going to try and duck the hard decision they should art least make sure that they bury the evidence before they do.

OK
OK

The League, under Massah Goodell, does more to protect The White Quarterback.

J57
J57

To all the baby whiners in here: What if John Fox had played Manning in the second half? Manning only played 15-1/2 games this season. Sixteen games? He would have CRUSHED Drew Brees. So let the tears begin.

RichardCHamilton
RichardCHamilton

Well, what ever is said, it was not a forward pass. If they want to take the title from Brees, so be it. I still control my remote. The hell with the stinking NFL. I I don't even have a dog in this fight.

jqwest
jqwest

I like that fact that the nfl did not overturn yards and change it to a run play instead of pass, It would have a been a freaking pr volcano to take it away from a football god who did it in 16 and 1/2 weeks, He did not even need to play in the second half to destroy all these records.

ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

What a joke, this record is a sham and the NFL has proved they are no better than the WWE. Disgraceful.

NickShaner
NickShaner

Haha. After peter king's push to block manning. Sorry! Manning will always be better than Brady and everyone else. He is the man. Best season by a qb ever from the best of all time.

DeeSleest
DeeSleest

However it was ruled on the field is what should count.  How it was recorded with the statistician can be corrected.  So what was the ruling on the field by the referee?  If the NFL decides to change a referee's call after the game is over, the field goal in the Chargers-Chiefs game Sunday late in the 4th quarter should be replayed because the Chargers defense illegally had too many players lined up on the right side of the ball.  A referee's ruling should never be changed or overturned after the game is over. But if a player was wrongly ejected, the NFL can correct that circumstance to the point where the player isn't fined or suspended, as was recently done wth the NBA's Blake Griffin. 

John64
John64

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  This is so typical of the NFL to sweep this one under the rug too. Don't dare take away a record from the Golden Boy!  LMAO...  

I believe the NFL is also considering moving this year's Super Bowl indoors or to mid-May in the event of a Broncos win in the AFC Championship.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Typical NFL BULL$%#!!!!   screw Manning...along with those other stats padders like...Brady and Brees........ we all know the trurth we saw its was not a forward pass.... we know Manning does not have the record.... This is WHY  the NFL hid and destroyed the Spygate evidence from the public.. because if we knew the truth we would call for New England's 3 Superbowls to be taken away.... the NFL couldn't handle that kind of negative P.R. so they hid like little Beetches... until the problem went away and they will do the same with this Manning thing....

80kdot
80kdot

ruled by officiating crew of kc - sd game

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

In the grand scheme of things, this is a non-issue.  I don't think Drew Brees is surprised.  He thought, like most NFL fans, that Peyton was going to break his record weeks ago as he's been ahead of the pace.


Peyton didn't just come out of nowhere as that can't be done for a record like this.  Drew would most likely tell us that he knew coming into the last week of the season, barring something bad (injury to Peyton) or very out of the ordinary, his record was going to be surpassed.


Then the game was played and the news broke and went world wide on the web that Peyton had broken the record.


Again, I don't know Drew but I'm assuming that he wouldn't want to "win" or "reclaim" it this way, by having yards taken away after the game from Peyton.


Drew saw Petyon marching towards his record, expected and then heard that it had happened.



hr334466
hr334466

lol this nfl gets more fos every day

RickJohnson
RickJohnson

The 0 in the 50 is also a very good reference point on the play. WAAY too many reference points in still photos for the NFL to cop out and claim there was not enough to overturn.

YemiThaBassMan
YemiThaBassMan

@OK Which one? Peyton Manning or Drew Brees? 

I'm throwing the Race Flag here. Inappropriate use of the race card. 15 day ban. 

RickJohnson
RickJohnson

@J57If my Aunt had balls she would be my uncle. If the officials had flagged KC for an illegal formation on the missed SD field goal then the SD kicker may have made the shorter kick too and the Steelers would have been in the playoffs. . The record is is not about what MAY have happened it is about what DID happen. Or in this case DIDN'T happen.

danieljludwig1
danieljludwig1

@DeeSleest The SD game was complete BS, but these are not the same. You can change stats, but to change the outcome of a game (even if it is the correct outcome) can't be done.

J57
J57

@John64Too funny that you say that, since they always seem to give the calls in Drew Brees's favor. Who's your team? Raiders? Browns? Somebody call the WAAAAAAAAAAmbulance!

anon76
anon76

The Broncos are a cold weather team. You might notice that they play in an outdoor stadium at altitude, where they have the best home field advantage in the NFL since the merger.

RescuedfromESPN
RescuedfromESPN

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler How many times do you idiots need to listen to it before it gets through your heads: EVERY TEAM TAPED SIGNALS. The problem wasn't the taping, it was the location of the tapings. You're only allowed to tape from certain locations, and the Jets were caught doing it to the Pats in late 2006.  And to prove that every team did it, here's a quote from Jimmy Johnson when asked about it.

"This is exactly how I was told to do it 18 years ago by a Kansas City Chiefs scout.  I tried it, but I didn't think it helped us.  Bill Belichick was wrong because he videotaped signals after a memo was sent out to all teams saying not to do it.  But what irritates me is hearing some reactions from players and coaches. 

These players don't know what their coaches are doing, and some of the coaches have selective amnesia because I know for a fact there were various teams doing this.  That's why the memo was sent to everybody.  That doesn't make Belichick right, but a lot of teams are doing this. "

To think that they influenced their SB wins is just idiotic. They didn't face the Eagles or Panthers the years they won those SBs, and its ludicrous to suggest that at halftime they used the film from the 1st half and deciphered their signals, no one can do that in 12 minutes. The report of taping the Rams was unsubstantiated, but believe whatever delusions you want.

tomabrum
tomabrum

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler of course they did, that also why they paid other coaches and players millions and BILLIONs to say they had done the same thing...they paid all that money to make up all those lies just so you could hold your two inch wiener and cry for the rest of your life...loser.

NickShaner
NickShaner

Yet the nfl gave him the record. Winning.

John64
John64

@J57  I'll reserve that 9-1-1 call for you at some point in the postseason, after your man crush Peyton folds like a lawn chair again...  

Superman from September-December... Lois Lane in January/February...  :D  

John64
John64

@anon76The Broncos may be a cold weather team, but Golden Boy sure isn't a cold weather QB.  Not against elite playoff teams he's not. I can't wait to see how this turns out... :)

RescuedfromESPN
RescuedfromESPN

@Sea_Monkeys @RescuedfromESPN Biased? I've been a Pats fan since I was 3 years old. I think Brady is better than Manning. That is just one angle of the play. Another angle shows the ball moving forward.