Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning surpassed Brett Favre as the NFL’s all-time passing yardage leader on Sunday with a four-yard toss in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against Kansas City in Denver.
Manning connected with Ronnie Hillman to boost his career yardage total to 71,840, surpassing former Green Bay great Favre’s record of 71,838.
The contest was stopped momentarily to acknowledge Manning’s feat.
Hillman returned the ball to Manning as a keepsake, and it was taken out of the game.
Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player, is in his 18th season in the league.
He spent his first 14 years in the league with Indianapolis, where he won a Super Bowl as a member of the Colts.
The passing yardage mark was not the only record within Manning’s reach on Sunday.
He is tied with Favre for most career regular-season wins with 186.
Apart from Manning and Favre, Dan Marino is the only other quarterback in NFL history to have topped 60,000 career passing yards.