Peyton Manning may not have broken Drew Brees' record

It's possible that Peyton Manning will not go down in NFL history with the most yards in a single season.

According to a report from ESPN, the NFL is reviewing a 7-yard pass completed to Eric Decker in the first quarter. A question has arisen as to whether Manning's pass traveled backwards, making it a lateral and a rush for Decker. If so, seven passing yards will be taken away from Manning's total.

With the completion, Manning finished the 2013 regular season with 5,477 yards, which bested Drew Brees' mark of 5,476, set in 2011.

Without the seven yards, Manning's season total would fall to 5,470 and into second-place among single-season passers.

The report states that one camera angle makes the play look like a lateral, while another appears to show Decker catching the ball at the 48-yard line with Manning standing slightly behind that marker.

Nonetheless, it looks like Manning and the Broncos will have to wait a couple of days to find out what side of history the future Hall of Famer is on.

After tossing his 51st touchdown in Week 16, Manning added four more to his total against Oakland, extending a separate single-season record of 55 touchdowns in one season. This beat Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's previous NFL best of 50 touchdowns thrown in 2007.

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

Upcoming Games

Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Kansas City +1 -110

Chicago -1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Carolina +2.5 -110

Washington -2.5 -110

@

Aug 13th, 4:00 PM

Indianapolis +3.5 -110

Buffalo -3.5 -110

@

Aug 13th, 7:00 PM

Seattle +3 -110

Pittsburgh -3 -110

@

Aug 13th, 7:30 PM

Miami +1 -110

Tampa Bay -1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 8:00 PM

New Orleans -1 -110

Houston +1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 9:00 PM

Dallas +2 -110

Denver -2 -110

@

Aug 13th, 10:00 PM

LA Rams +2.5 -110

LA Chargers -2.5 -110

@

Aug 14th, 4:25 PM

Minnesota +2.5 -110

Las Vegas -2.5 -110

@

Aug 18th, 8:00 PM

Chicago

Seattle

@

Aug 19th, 7:00 PM

Carolina

New England

@

Aug 19th, 8:00 PM

New Orleans

Green Bay

@

Aug 19th, 10:00 PM

Houston

LA Rams

@

Aug 20th, 1:00 PM

Detroit

Indianapolis

@

Aug 20th, 1:00 PM

Denver

Buffalo

@

Aug 20th, 4:00 PM

Washington

Kansas City

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Pittsburgh

Jacksonville

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Las Vegas

Miami

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Tampa Bay

Tennessee

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

Minnesota

@

Aug 20th, 10:00 PM

Dallas

LA Chargers

@