Peyton Manning 40000 Yards: Single Decade Record

November 8, 2009
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Which quarterback holds the single decade record for yardage? Peyton Manning – 40000 yards over ten years puts the Indianapolis Colts QB in a league of his own. Read more below.

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A living legend in his own right, Manning has undoubtedly cemented his place in NFL history alongside other quarterbacks such as Brett Favre, Dan Marino, John Elway, Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr, amongst others. He is arguably the best quarterback of our time, and now he’s set a milestone that puts him on a different playing field than the rest. Not literally of course.

Coming into Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans the NFL poster boy was 19 yards short of 40,000. On a completion to Pierre Garcon, he became the first to reach the milestone.

Indianapolis went on to win the game 20 – 17 over Houston, which also gave Peyton his 125th career win, and kept his team undefeated. This victory landed him a spot at #4 on the list for most QB wins.

Next week’s game against the New England Patriots could bring another milestone for Manning. All he needs to become the first player ever to throw 300 TD in a decade is 3. Do you think he will do it next week, or the week after against the Baltimore Ravens?

Check out pictures, or watch the video of the completion that brought Peyton Manning’s 40000 yards into fruition, to set the single decade record below.

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Photos: Adriana M. Barraza/www.wenn.com

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