YouWager experts have learned that Peyton Manning’s record for passing yards in a season will stand.
The 37 year-old stat line from the Denver Broncos’ 34-14 victory Sunday versus the Oakland Raiders was 25-of-28 passing for 266 yards and four touchdowns. The four TD passes gave Manning 55 for the NFL season, extending his record total to five more than Tom Brady’s former mark.
The yardage total gave the Louisiana native 5,477 — one more than Drew Brees’ 2011 record.
Even so, oddsmakers point out that there was a problem with a 7-yard completion from Manning to Eric Decker late in the first half that could have changed the play to a run, allowing Brees to keep the record.
In one camera angle, the pass to Decker seems like it was a lateral, which would make it a running play. Another angle, from above, shows Decker receiving the ball at the Broncos’ 48-yard line, with Manning slightly deeper than that.
Elias Sports Bureau made the final call after further consideration, and it will remain a pass.