You can go ahead and scratch Drew Brees' name out of the record book because Peyton Manning's passing record will stand. Manning set the single-season record for passing yards on Sunday when he reached 5,477 yards for the season after throwing for 266 yards in one half of action against the Raiders. Manning broke Brees' old record by one yard. Unfortunately, breaking records isn't as easy as it used to me, at least not in the internet age. A user on Reddit noticed that one of Manning's first quarter passes to Eric Decker may have not been a pass at all. The seven-yard pass looked like it might have gone slightly backward, which would make it a lateral and Decker would have to be credited with a run. If the NFL decided to credit Decker with a run, then the league would have had to take seven passing yards away from Manning and give the record back to Brees.
Peyton gets to keep single-season record for passing yards
CBS Sports | Jan 1