posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 02:41 PM
Peyton Manning has already broken the NFL's most coveted single-season record. The next one could solidify his claim to the greatest season ever by a
With a decent game at Denver, or perhaps just a decent couple of series depending on how much the Indianapolis Colts play their starters Sunday,
Manning could shatter Steve Young's league mark for passer rating.
Young finished 1994 with a rating of 112.8. Manning enters the regular-season finale at 121.4.
"I was with Steve in San Francisco when he had a 112.8 and I thought that would be impossible to break," Denver coach Mike Shanahan said. "It tells
you what I think."
After winning the co-MVP award last year and signing a seven-year deal worth $98 million, he almost immediately began talking about numbers many
people thought were implausible -- a 70 percent completion percentage and single-digit interceptions.
Yet he has delivered in almost every measurable way.
He'll likely finish with the fewest passes (495) of his seven-year career, but Manning already has set career-highs in yards (4,551), touchdowns (49)
and is on pace to finish with a career-best 67.7 percent completion percentage. He also has just 10 interceptions, tied for his career low.