Colts quarterback Peyton Manning may be in for a record-breaking season in 2010. No, we're not saying he'll have another 2004 season (which helped us dominate our fantasy football league), but rather his amassed career stats have finally reached a tipping point and this year may send him over the edge. Let's examine the possibilities.
• Manning needs 4,000 passing yards to become the first player in NFL history with 11 4,000-yard seasons. Manning is the only quarterback to accomplish the feat in 10 seasons.
• He needs 25 touchdown passes to become the first player in NFL history to throw 25 touchdown passes in 13 consecutive seasons. Manning is the only player to have 12 consecutive seasons with 25 touchdown passes.
• Manning has passed for 3,000 yards in each of the past 12 seasons and owns the second-longest streak of consecutive 3,000-yard seasons (Brett Favre, 18). Manning is the only player in NFL history to start a career with 12 consecutive 3,000-yard seasons.
• Manning has led the league in touchdown passes three times in his career and can tie Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas, Len Dawson and Steve Young (4) for the most seasons leading the league in touchdown passes.
• He has passed for 400 yards in a game seven times in his career. Manning needs one 400-yard passing game to surpass Joe Montana and Warren Moon (7) for the second-most games with 400 yards passing in NFL history (Dan Marino, 13).
• Manning needs 34 touchdown passes to become the third player in NFL history with 400 touchdown passes. Manning would join Dan Marino (420) and Brett Favre (497) as the only players to accomplish the feat. In 12 seasons, Manning has thrown 366 touchdown passes.
• He needs 1,348 passing yards to surpass John Elway (51,475) to move into third place all-time. In 12 seasons, Manning has passed for 50,128 yards.
• Manning has 21 games with four or more touchdown passes and needs three such games to surpass Brett Favre (23) for the most games with four touchdown passes in NFL history.