NFL  > General NFL  > The NFL may take away Peyton's Yardage record
December 31, 2013, 09:06 AM
2 major problems I have with this is, Peyton didn't even play in the 2nd Half so this shouldn't even be an issue as he would've destroyed the record had he played and 2 you cant go back after the fact and correct a mistake, if you could then why not take wins away from teams that won on bad calls? I guess one of Peyton's passes was possibly a lateral instead of a pass that netted 7 measly Yards.
December 31, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Typical of the officiating this year. Another missed call by the refs. I saw the replays and it really does look like that particular pass was thrown behind Peyton, meaning a lateral.

December 31, 2013  09:26 AM ET

That's interesting, are they going to go back and reevaluate his other 658 pass attempts while they're at it?

Or possibly remove touchdown #50 to Eric Decker?

December 31, 2013  09:27 AM ET

I'm still waiting for the NFL to produce an official number of career sacks for Deacon Jones.

They've got the game tape. And apparently nothing better to do.

December 31, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm still waiting for the NFL to produce an official number of career sacks for Deacon Jones.They've got the game tape. And apparently nothing better to do.

Exactly so I guess Bruce Smith isn't really the all-time sack leader then. I think the TD's record is a better record but if his Yardage record gets taken away that is a pile BS. It seems like many are passing for 5000+ now as did Stafford even in 2011 and most around 4000 easily but only 2 guys have thrown 50+ TD's and that is Peyton and Brady. That record is the main record anyway.

December 31, 2013  09:42 AM ET

The NFL has been correcting stats after the fact for years. They're not picking on Manning. This happens many times each season, but it's typically not big news anywhere except for the fantasy football world. I have no problem with the adjustment if it was a lateral. Peyton and the Broncos coaching staff all knew the number was subject to adjustment, yet they took the risk by "beating" Brees' record by one yard. If the record meant anything to him, he should have beaten it by a comfortable margin, not a single yard. I thought about this exact issue when they pulled him and wondered to myself why anyone who cared about the record would take such a risk. Maybe he doesn't care about records.

December 31, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The NFL has been correcting stats after the fact for years. They're not picking on Manning. This happens many times each season, but it's typically not big news anywhere except for the fantasy football world. I have no problem with the adjustment if it was a lateral. Peyton and the Broncos coaching staff all knew the number was subject to adjustment, yet they took the risk by "beating" Brees' record by one yard. If the record meant anything to him, he should have beaten it by a comfortable margin, not a single yard. I thought about this exact issue when they pulled him and wondered to myself why anyone who cared about the record would take such a risk. Maybe he doesn't care about records.

I really don't think Peyton cares about it, I do think he cares about the TD's record because he and Tom have their battles :-) and you could tell when he got the TD record he looked happy, when he got the Yards record he showed no emotion. I still think unless it's 100% conclusive it's BS if the NFL takes it away. I couldn't really tell without doubt.

December 31, 2013  09:50 AM ET

It's really a shame. Buddhaa, you're right, he would have obliterated the record. I didn't understand the move then and don't now. These guys should know better. But it's a team game and they need him to be upright, so they sat him. Conscious decision - oh well, at least they kept him healthy for the playoffs.

December 31, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I really don't think Peyton cares about it, I do think he cares about the TD's record because he and Tom have their battles :-) and you could tell when he got the TD record he looked happy, when he got the Yards record he showed no emotion. I still think unless it's 100% conclusive it's BS if the NFL takes it away. I couldn't really tell without doubt.

I agree. He seemed to be much more pleased with the TD record. I would've liked to see him beat the yards record handily. Maybe not into the 4th qtr, but at least through 3. I feel like when records are ripe for the taking, teams should go for it. For the franchise and fan pride, if not for the individual. I thought Foles should have gone for eight, having seven in three quarters.

December 31, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Beating the record by a single damn yard I thought was pretty cheap, so they deserve the consequences, but like you said, he only needed another series to smash the record anyway given the opponent.

December 31, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Beating the record by a single damn yard I thought was pretty cheap, so they deserve the consequences, but like you said, he only needed another series to smash the record anyway given the opponent.

It's like Peyton knew the exact yardage and wanted to beat it by 1 yard LOL. Peyton knew exactly what he was doing and it was perfect,so it seemed??

December 31, 2013  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Beating the record by a single damn yard I thought was pretty cheap, so they deserve the consequences, but like you said, he only needed another series to smash the record anyway given the opponent.

I wasn't a fan of them benching him at half time.

Felt like he should have played until at least the 4th quarter. Denver doesn't play next week. I don't like the idea of benching guys too early when they don't even play the following week. Too much down time makes for rusty play.

December 31, 2013  11:44 AM ET

And really, if Peyton was as stat focused as his critics claim him to be, he wouldn't sit out Week 17s so frequently - his career number would be even more ridiculous than they are now.

December 31, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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And really, if Peyton was as stat focused as his critics claim him to be, he wouldn't sit out Week 17s so frequently - his career number would be even more ridiculous than they are now.

We were 14-0 in 2009 and Peyton sat the 2nd Half with a 15-10 lead over the Jets. Something I will never get over because if Peyton plays we go 16-0 like the Pats did in 2007. We beat the Jet and Buffalo. Colts did lose the SB that season but still should've ben 16-0 and if 16-0 that SB may have turned out different as well, who knows.

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December 31, 2013  12:49 PM ET
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I don't understand what the refs have to do with that particular call. Either way, it was a legal play. It does not seem to me that the refs should care whether the play was officially a pass or lateral, just whether it's a legal play or not.

I misspoke. It's been a year for railing on the refs. I know it was a legal play. Just part of the sloppiness of the league in general this year.

December 31, 2013  04:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm still waiting for the NFL to produce an official number of career sacks for Deacon Jones.They've got the game tape. And apparently nothing better to do.

There is no official number of Deacon Jones sacks. Only the number Deacon claims to have had.

December 31, 2013  04:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm still waiting for the NFL to produce an official number of career sacks for Deacon Jones.They've got the game tape. And apparently nothing better to do.

There is no official number of Deacon Jones sacks. Only the number Deacon claims to have had.

December 31, 2013  04:18 PM ET

There is no official number of Deacon Jones sacks. Only the number Deacon claims to have had.

December 31, 2013  04:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

so I guess Bruce Smith isn't really the all-time sack leader then

Not IMO

Bruce Smith may have finished with 2 more career sacks than Reggie White, but it took him 4 more seasons, 47 more games and 39 more starts to hit that number.

 
December 31, 2013  04:34 PM ET

Peyton's only 17 career touchdowns behind Brett Favre right now.

Barring injury he'll take that record by force next year. Career passing yards should take two more seasons.

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