For Peyton Manning, it was nothing that stands out among a career of standout achievements.

On a third and 2 play from the Broncos' 28-yard line with just under nine minutes to play in the third quarter Thursday night at Kansas City, Manning hit receiver Emmanuel Sanders on a 10-yard slant on first down.

But in the history of the NFL, it was a rather big pass. That completion gave Manning 70,000 career passing yards, making him only the second player in league history to hit that mark. Brett Favre, who on Wednesday was named a first-time Pro Football Hall of Fame nominee, holds the record with 71,838 career yards through the air.

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Now less than 1,800 yards away from that number, Manning could have the record to himself by Halloween. The closest active players are Drew Brees (56,388 yards, fourth all-time) and Tom Brady (53,456, fifth). Dolphins legend Dan Marino is third on the list with 61,361 yards.

Of course, Manning would probably tell he would prefer just get the win, which the 2-0 Broncos did on Thursday, 31-24, in one of the wildest finishes in recent memory.