Manning 4th to cross 50,000 threshold

Updated: December 27, 2009, 8:31 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning became the fourth player in NFL history to pass for at least 50,000 yards, a mark he met during his game against the New York Jets on Sunday.

Manning entered the game needing 159 yards to reach the milestone. He surpassed the mark on a 24-yard completion to Austin Collie, and joins Brett Favre, Dan Marino and John Elway as the only quarterbacks to do so.

Manning might not be finished yet. He needs one more 300-yard game to tie the NFL single-season record. He has nine, one short of Rich Gannon's mark, set with Oakland in 2002 and tied by New Orleans' Drew Brees last season.


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