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Peyton Manning surpasses 70,000 career passing yards in Denver Broncos win

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The Denver Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs last night thanks to a Bradley Roby fumble recovery for a touchdown.

History Maker

Lost in the madness that was Thursday Night Football, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed a pretty impressive milestone.

The former Colts star and Super Bowl winner passed 70,000 career passing yards against the Chiefs, becoming just the second player to do so.


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Closing in on Favre

With a 10-yard pass to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders midway through the third quarter on Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium, Manning made history. 

Brett Favre currently holds the record with 71,838 career passing yards, another benchmark Manning is expected to eclipse this season after breaking the Green Bay Packers legend's touchdown record last year. 

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Manning finished with 256 yards passing, going 26-of-45 with three touchdowns and an interception, in the Broncos' 31-24 comeback win over the Chiefs. Manning did throw a pick-6 however, to put a bit of a downer on the occasion.

Drew Brees ranks fourth on the all-time list and is the closest active player to Manning. Brees has 56,388 career passing yards, which is close to 14,000 yards less than the Broncos star. Tom Brady, Manning's long-time rival, is fifth with 53,546.

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