Peyton Manning's single-season passing yards record could have been the shortest-lived record of all time.
According to SI.com's Doug Farrar, the NFL was in the process of reviewing a seven-yard completion from Manning to Eric Decker in the first quarter of the Denver Broncos' Week 17 blowout win over the Oakland Raiders that, if overturned, would have resulted in Manning finishing the 2013 regular season with 5,470 yards, six shy of Drew Brees' previous all-time record set in 2011.
Updates from Tuesday, Dec. 31
Mike Klis of The Denver Post announced that Manning's record will stand:
Just heard from NFL spokesman Michael Signora: It's official: Peyton Manning keeps record. Manning with 5,477 yards. http://t.co/3H93t9hBcg.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 1, 2014
Michael Signora: “The stats crew at the game scored this play as a forward pass. During the course of a season, there are many similar plays— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 1, 2014
More Signora: “which could be reviewed by the Elias Sports Bureau, the league’s official statistician. In this case, the determination of— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 1, 2014
Michael Signora: “the determination of Elias is that the fairest resolution is for the ruling of the on-site stats crew to stand.”— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 1, 2014