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Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre's passing yardage record

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Congratulations Peyton Manning!

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Editor's note: Yes, Peyton Manning was benched in this game for playing terribly. But that doesn't behoove us from recognizing and honoring a monumental career achievement. Join us in celebrating Peyton Manning here for a career full of amazing moments, with four spectacular years here in Denver, no matter what comes around the bend.

Peyton Manning etched his name into NFL record books again Sunday, adding another accolade to a career full of them. After passing for three yards Sunday vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, the Denver Broncos quarterback officially broke the NFL record for most passing yards, previously held by Brett Favre (71,838 yards).

Manning and the Broncos nearly broke the record a week ago against the Indianapolis Colts, falling three yards short. On the bright side, they got to break the record at home, with the NFL set to pause the game to acknowledge the record and preserve the football for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Congratulations Peyton!