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Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning Surpasses 70,000 Passing Yards

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Peyton Manning completed a new milestone on Thursday, becoming the second quarterback in history to break 70,000 career passing yards.

The Denver Broncos quarterback threw the record-breaking pass to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders during the third quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos won the match by 31 points to 24, ESPN reports.

Manning threw a total of 256 yards and three touchdowns — two of them in the final minute — at Arrowhead Stadium, bringing his career total to 70,122.

Brett Favre still holds the record with 71,838 career passing yards, but it will be a long time before anyone else catches up. Hall of Famer Dan Marino was the only other quarterback in NFL history to surpass the 60,000 mark, with a total of 61,361 career passing yards.


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