NFL - Manning breaks all-time passing yardage record

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos delivers a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 15, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 29-13. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/DOUG PENSINGER)
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- Peyton Manning surpassed Brett Favre as the NFL's all-time passing yards leader on Sunday but any celebration was shortlived as the Broncos quarterback was yanked from the game against Kansas City after throwing four interceptions. Manning connected with Ronnie Hillman in the first quarter to boost his career yardage total to 71,840 -- surpassing former Green Bay great Favre's record of 71,838. The contest was stopped momentarily to acknowledge Manning's feat -- but things went downhill quickly from there for the five-time NFL Most Valuable Player. He completed just five of 20 passing attempts for 35 yards and was picked off four times before he was benched in favour of backup Brock Osweiler with 6:34 to play in the third quarter. Manning, in his 18th season, had missed practice during the week with a foot injury and was also listed as battling sore ribs, struggling to avoid pressure in the pocket and the Chiefs defence took full advantage on the way to a 29-13 victory.

AFP