It was a lot closer than most folks thought, but the Broncos pulled out a 51-48 win in a thriller at AT&T Stadium against a surprisingly-competitive Dallas Cowboys team in a game that featured more precision passing by Peyton Manning. The Sheriff passed for over 400 yards and four touchdowns yet again and even added another score on the ground to keep the Denver Broncos undefeated. And in the process, Manning passed Dan Marino to move into second place on the all-time passing yardage list.
Now five games into the 2013 NFL season at age 37, Manning needs 10,467 yards to catch Brett Favre as the league’s all-time leading passer. If he stays on his current pace of just over 6,000 yards this year and adds another 1,000 in the playoffs, then he’ll need about 5,300 yards to catch Favre next season. And considering he has three more years left on his contract with the Broncos, it’s safe to say Manning will hold every passing record in the book by the time he hangs it up.