peyton manning records

Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts is on track to obliterate every single NFL quarterback record there is … but that still hasn’t resolved the debate over whether or not he is the best quarterback in the league.

First, the numbers.

Manning became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 40,000 yards in a decade on Sunday, a game that also saw him tie former Minnesota great Fran Tarkenton for fourth place on the all-time wins list with 125.

Additionally, Manning needs just three touchdown passes to become the first quarterback in league history to throw for 300 touchdowns in a decade.

Amazing, huh?  And you don’t even have to be a pseudo-homoerotic Manning man-crusher (like our founding editor, or for that matter Titans coach Jeff Fisher) to appreciate that.

Of course, as our bud “Nate-dog” out in the Great Northwest frequently reminds us, Manning trails New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady 3-to-1 in the only statistic that really matters: Super Bowls.

In fact, prior to the last few years, Brady (a.k.a. “Poopie“) and the Patsies have owned Manning’s Colts – particularly in the playoffs.

Plus, to add insult to injury, Brady broke Manning’s single-season record for touchdown passes two years ago.

Why bring all this up now?

Well, this Sunday night on NBC, Brady and Manning face off against each other for the eleventh time – with Brady owning a 7-3 advantage in the superstar series.  Of course, Manning has flipped the script in recent years, taking three of their last four meetings.

Both teams are playing extremely well, as usual, with the Patriots record standing at 6-2 and the Colts’ 8-0 mark one of only two undefeated records in the league.

To read more about the match-up, check out these links from the Boston Herald, Boston Globe and Indy Star (nice graph included).

Oh, and GO COLTS!!!!!