Following Sunday’s decisive victory over the Washington Redskins, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was on the verge of history. All he needed to do was throw for 18 yards against the New York Giants to pass Peyton Manning and take second place on the all-time passing yards list. This was a fairly small requirement to further secure his place in history, and Brady achieved this feat during the first quarter with a pass to running back Sony Michel.
With 71,923 passing yards in his career, Brady was a mere 17 yards shy of tying Manning (71,940) after throwing for 348 yards against the Washington Redskins in week five. Passing the man that wore number 18 in his career, however, required Brady throwing for 18 yards. His pass to Michel covered 19 yards and gave the Patriots quarterback the second spot on the all-time passing yards list.
With Brady having passed Manning, he is in line to chase down New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees. The Super Bowl XLIV MVP holds the all-time record with 74,845 yards.