Tom Brady eclipses Manning for 2nd in passing yards

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  • By Adam Maya NFL.com
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Tom Brady topped Peyton Manning again. But he has some work to do if he's going to surpass Drew Brees.

With a 19-yard completion to Sony Michel in the first quarter of Thursday's game against the New York Giants, Brady became the NFL's second all-time leading passer. The New England Patriots quarterback needed just 18 yards to eclipse Manning and finished with 334, giving him 72,257 for his career. He's now 2,588 yards behind Brees.

The trio also sits atop the career TD passes leaderboard, with Brady trailing Manning (539) by 12 scores and ahead of Brees by five.

Brady, of course, has a sizable lead on everyone in rings and regular-season wins, which he added to Thursday as New England beat the Giants, 35-14. And despite being 42 years old, TB12 is playing like he'll finish with those other records as well.

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