Peyton Manning could not have written a better script for Week 9 of the 2015 season. He will head into Indianapolis on the cusp of breaking two major NFL records and what better place to achieve that than in the stadium he played most of his career.
Broncos QB Peyton Manning enters Sunday's game at Indianapolis needing one win and 284 passing yards to set NFL all-time records for each.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) November 2, 2015
First up, Manning needs one more victory as a starting quarterback to break Brett Favre's all-time win record. The two are currently tied with 186 career wins. Manning racked up 141 one of those while wearing an Indianapolis Colts jersey, but it will be his 46th in a Denver Broncos jersey that will cement his standing in the records books.
The bigger milestone will be the 284 yards passing Manning needs to surpass Brett Favre for the most passing yards in a career. The only two quarterbacks every to surpass 70,000 yards, will likely remain that way for many years to come as the next two closest active quarterbacks in Drew Brees (58,415) and Tom Brady (55,668) are not likely to reach that milestone before their careers come to an end.
With Manning having struggled in his first game back under the dome in Indianapolis, I am sure he'd like nothing more than to secure two all-time records under the bright lights of those fans and under the gaze of Colt's owner Jim Irsay.
That is definitely something I can get on board with. Go Broncos and Go Peyton!