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Peyton Manning sets NFL record for career passing yards

Congratulations to Peyton Manning for passing Brett Favre and setting a new NFL record in career passing yards.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has set a new NFL record for career passing yards today, surpassing Brett Favre on the list. Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino, who retired in 1999 with the record, is third on the list.

The Broncos opened the game with the ball, running on their first two plays, then let Manning drop back and go deep, needing just three yards to break the record. Unfortunately, the ball was picked off, meaning the record had to wait until the Broncos second possession.

The record breaking pass was a four-yard pass to running back Ronnie Hillman, moving Manning to 71,840 career passing yards.

Manning is now on top of the list, and continuing to add to his record. Behind him, the yardage totals are:

2 - Brett Favre - 71,838
3 - Dan Marino - 61,361
4 - Drew Brees - 58,796 (active)
5 - Tom Brady - 55,967 (active)
6 - John Elway - 51,475
7 - Warren Moon - 49,325
8 - Fran Tarkenton - 47,003
9 - Vinny Testaverde - 46,233
10 - Drew Bledsoe - 44,611