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NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL will allow Peyton Manning to keep his single season yardage record, according to

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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