NFL upholds Manning single season passing record

NFL upholds Manning single season passing record

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks for a receiver against the Cleveland Browns at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Browns 34-12. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 31, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 8:33 PM

Doug Mouton / Eyewitness Sports
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NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL will allow Peyton Manning to keep his single season yardage record, according to NFL.com.

He broke Drew Brees’ record by one yard Sunday, but one of his completions appeared to be a lateral.

The NFL reviewed the play, a seven-yard pass to Eric Decker, and according to the league, "the stats crew at the game scored this play as a forward pass.

"During the course of a 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-site stats crew to stand."

So they'll leave it as a forward pass, and Manning has officially now thrown for more yards in a season than any player in NFL history.

Manning finished the season with 5,477 passing yard.

 

 

 

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