Giants' Manning Looking to Pass Fouts for 11th on Passing Yards List

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffDecember 5, 2015

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws the ball against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at FedExField on November 29, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning needs 265 passing yards in Sunday's game against the New York Jets to pass Dan Fouts for sole possession of 11th place on the NFL's all-time passing yards list, per pro-football-reference.com.

Currently sitting at 42,776 career yards, Manning appears destined to eventually reach 50,000, a number that has only been achieved by Peyton Manning (71,871), Brett Favre (71,838), Dan Marino (61,361), Drew Brees (59,233) and Tom Brady (56,858).

In terms of the more immediate future, Manning is averaging 275 passing yards per game this season, making him a decent bet to pass Fouts before Sunday's game is finished.

He will have to face a Jets defense that carries a strong reputation, but with superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis ruled out because of a concussion, Manning shouldn't actually have too much trouble moving the ball.

It also helps that he'll have the assistance of second-year wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who made yet another circus catch during last week's loss to the Washington Redskins.

There was some thought that Revis might be able to contain the 23-year-old phenom, but it now appears Beckham could spend much of his afternoon matched up with a struggling Antonio Cromartie.

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Of course, even if the Jets do contain the Big Blue passing game, Manning shouldn't have any trouble passing Fouts in a Week 14 clash with the Miami Dolphins.


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