Peyton Manning’s single-season passing yardage record will stand.
The Elias Sports Bureau reviewed Manning’s 7-yard pass to Eric Decker during the first quarter of the Denver Broncos’ 34-14 Week 17 victory and decided against changing it to a lateral.
“The stats crew at the game scored this play as a forward pass,” league spokesman Michael Signora told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. “During the course of a season, there are many similar plays which could be reviewed by the Elias Sports Bureau, the league’s official statistician. In this case, the determination of Elias is that the fairest resolution is for the ruling of the on-site stats crew to stand.”
Manning finished the season with 5,477 passing yards, only one more than Drew Brees’ total from 2011.