Top 10 Peyton Manning Records

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Peyton Manning's Top 10 NFL Records

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What else can you say about Peyton Manning? It seems like the guy does something each and every week that either amazes us, or at minimum, has us debating how great he is. Despite his crazy success this season, many people have drawn a line in the sand and want to see the legendary QB win during the playoffs in the cold before they call him the best. Because at this point, all there's really left to debate is whether Manning is the best QB to ever play the game.

Manning is in the discussion for the G.O.A.T. and you can make an argument that he is the best. However, most agree that Joe Montana and Tom Brady have the edge because of their success in the postseason. Brady and Montana have rings and Manning has a ring and several playoff collapses on his record.

The question on my mind - will one more ring be enough to call Peyton the G.O.A.T.?

There's something to be said for winning a Super Bowl with two different teams. Is it better than winning four total Super Bowls? No, but it certainly would enhance the heck out of Manning's resume. If we're just looking at regular season numbers, there's no question that Manning is the best to ever play. He has the edge on Montana and Brady (partially because of years played) in nearly every major regular season category, and it's only fair for those numbers to enter into the debate as well.

When it comes to number and records, Manning is no doubt the man. He currently owns over 40 individual records, so which ones should be in his 'top 10'? Let's take a look:

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Most Regular Season Games With at Least 300 Passing Yards: 73

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This equates to four and a half seasons worth of 300-yard passing games.

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Four MVP Awards

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Let's be real, Manning is about to make this five and set a new record.

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Most Seasons With at Least 4,000 Passing Yards: 13

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A lot of QBs don't even make it to 4,000 yards in one season.

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Largest Career TD-INT differential: 201

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Manning (487) is closing in on Brett Favre (508) on the all time career passing TD list, but not on the interception list (219 - 336).

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Highest Completion Percentage for a Month: 81.8 (Dec. 2008)

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Over 80 percent for an entire month!?

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Most Consecutive Regular Season Wins By a Starter: 23 (08-09)

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We forget how good some of the Colts' teams of the 2000s were.

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Only QB With Seven Straight Seasons of 12+ Wins as Starter (03-09)

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12 wins on seven different occasions. This is why Peyton has four MVP awards.

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Most 4th Quarter Comebacks in One Season: Seven (2009)

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Manning is a lot more clutch than he gets credit for. However, it wouldn't be the worst thing for his legacy if he led another comeback in the postseason just to quiet a few doubters.

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Most Wins As Starting QB in a Decade: 115 (2000s)

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Over ten seasons, that's an average of 11.5 wins per season. Just amazing.

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51 Touchdown Passes in the Regular Season

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This is the latest and greatest Peyton record, but as he said, it will probably get broken in the near future with the way the game is played today.

 

 

 


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