Manning overtakes Favre for career passing record


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning became the NFL's all-time leading passer on Sunday.

Manning's four-yard pass to running back Ronnie Hillman in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High moved him past former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre for first place on the passing yards list. 

Favre finished his 20-year career with 71,838 yards. The 39-year-old Manning, in his 18th NFL season, fell just two yards shy of tying Favre last week against his former team when his final pass of the game was intercepted by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler.

He got there this weekend, though, and the NFL stopped the game at Mile High to recognise Manning's achievement.

With a victory against the Chiefs, Manning would also pass Favre's record 186 NFL career victories for a quarterback.