Manning, Peyton Peyton Manning made the list once more, increasing his NFL record for most 4,000-yard seasons (14) by one. He is the all-time leader in this category, with 14 such games over 16 years and parts of two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
The only other players with multiple 4000-yard seasons are Brady, Rice, Young, Montana, and Wilson. All but Rice have at least three seasons with at least 400 yards passing and four touchdowns passes or more.
Rice had five seasons with at least 3900 yards passing and doesn't get included on this list because he didn't also have at least four seasons with 40 or more touchdown passes.
Here's the list: Manning, Brady, Rodgers, Favre, Montana, Johnson, Young, Wilson, Palmer, Griffin, Dalton, Brees, Roethlisberger, Vick, Eli, Rivers, Fitzpatrick, Cassel, Bradford, Mallett.
Manning, Peyton Peyton Manning has the most seasons with 4,000 yards (14). He's also the only player in NFL history to win a championship after starting his career as a backup.
Randy Moss had 13 seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards, the most of any player in NFL history.
Tom Brady is the closest thing to Moss today, and he's already got 10 seasons with at least 100 yards receiving. That puts him one behind Moss on the all-time list.
It's safe to say that Randy Moss was an important part of the New England Patriots' success during the 2004 season. At the time, it was the highest total of any receiver in NFL history. Since then, Jerry Rice has broken that record twice more.
It's been said that you can't score without a quarterback, but you can certainly pass if you know what you're doing. These are the top five quarterbacks who have the most seasons with 4,000 yards or more of passing.
Peyton Manning: 14 Seasons With 4,000 Or More Yards Passing
Quarterbacks with 4,000-yard seasons
|Peyton Manning||Colts, Broncos*||1999-2004, 2006-2010, 2012-14*|
|Tom Brady||Patriots||2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-14|
|Brett Favre||Packers, Vikings*||1995, 1998-99, 2004, 2007, 2009*|
Peyton Manning established the NFL record for most passing yards in a single season with the Denver Broncos in 2013, throwing for 5,477 yards. The previous record was 4,538 yards, which was set by Roger Staubach of the Dallas Cowboys in 1973. Manning also led the Broncos to their first ever Super Bowl victory that year.
The following table shows the top 10 highest-scoring seasons since the 1970 merger:
Rank, Year, Team Points 1st, 2013, Denver Broncos 50 2nd, 1972, Dallas Cowboys 47 3rd, 2011, New York Giants 46 4th, 2009, Chicago Bears 44 5th, 2007, Detroit Lions 43 6th, 2000, New England Patriots 42 7th, 1999, Denver Broncos 41 8th, 1997, Atlanta Falcons 40 9th, 1994, Dallas Cowboys 39 10th, 1990, Miami Dolphins 38
In addition to his record-breaking season, Manning is also known for having one of the best arms in football history. He has been named to the Pro Bowl every year he has played and is a four-time winner of the Associated Press MVP Award.
Although he has never won the Super Bowl, Manning is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
More importantly, Brett Favre owns the NFL quarterback record for most interceptions thrown. He threw up to 50 during the 1995 season, earning him the moniker "The Ironman." The previous year, the Minnesota Vikings' Randall Cunningham threw 39 passes and was picked off five times.
Favre is still playing at an extremely high level, throwing for over 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns over the last two seasons. However, he does have eight interceptions in 2009. If this number stays around, it will be his lowest interception total since his first season with the Packers in 1991 when he had only 13 picks.
Other notable quarterbacks who have a lot of history of throwing many interceptions include John Elway, Ken O'Brien, Brian Sipe, and Vinny Testaverde. No other player has more than three interceptions ten or more times in a career.
Elway led the Broncos to victory in four straight Super Bowls from 1998 to 2001, winning three titles. But he's also one of the most inaccurate passers in NFL history, with a career completion percentage of only 59.5%. Despite this, he still managed to throw for nearly 10,000 yards and 90 touchdowns during his time with the Broncos.
At 46, Peyton Manning is the all-time leader. He has won more games (54) than any other quarterback in NFL history.
Manning needs one more win to tie Tom Brady for first place. If he were to win the last game of the season tomorrow, it would be his fifth straight victory over New England in Denver's home stadium. The last time that happened was 1976-80, when Jimmy Jackson won four in a row for Frank Reich and the Patriots.
Brady currently holds the record with five consecutive comebacks. Three of them came during his rookie year (2004), while another two came this season. In 2004, Manning led the Colts on three consecutive comebacks, including the finale against New England when he threw three touchdowns passes in a 44-37 win.
Randy Moss has more career touchdown catches (216) than losses (203).
He is also known for his ability to come back from injury. During his tenure with the Vikings, Moss missed 14 games because of injuries, yet he still managed to catch 91 passes for 1,247 yards and nine touchdowns.