It will probably take just one pass for Peyton Manning to pass Brett Favre for the NFL’s all-time leading passing yardage record, but it was a costly interception that will likely be more memorable.
The Indianapolis Colts, Manning’s former club, jumped on top of the previously undefeated Denver Broncos by scoring seventeen unanswered points. But the Broncos managed to keep the game close with an incredible punt returned for a TD by Omar Bolden as time expired in the first half.
The Broncos managed to time the game up in the third quarter thanks to a 64-yard TD pass from Manning to WR Emmanuel Sanders.
Unfortunately, after giving up a late lead in the fourth quarter, Manning’s day was ended just three yards short of the all-time passing record when he tossed this INT to Darius Butler:
The Colts would proceed to run out the clock, winning by a final score of 27-24.
And with that, Manning’s hopes of breaking the record in the city where he had set so many other records were put on hold.