Thursday, February 12, 2009
So let's assume the Brett Favre is telling the truth and is actually retiring and is done for good. (I know that's a stretch but just play with the hypothetical with me for a little bit.) If this is the case how long must we wait before Peyton Manning eviscerates all of his records. Let us investigate.
Touchdown Passes Record (464)
Peyton Manning has thrown for 333 touchdowns thus far in his 11 seasons. That's an average of around 30 touchdowns a season. (464-333)/30 = 4.327 seasons which translates to the 6th game of his 5th season.
Passing Yardage Record (65127)
Peyton Manning has thrown for 45628 yards thus far in his 11 seasons. That's an average of around 4148 yards a season. (65127-45628)/4148 = 4.7 seasons which translates to the 12th game of his 5th season.
Wins As A Starting Quarterback (169)
Peyton Manning has won 117 games in his 11 seasons for an average of 10.636 games per season. (169-117)/10.636 = 4.8889. Throwing in the ratios that would leave probably 10 wins to accomplish in his 5th season which would likely come somewhere between weeks 14-16.
Passing Completions (5720)
Peyton Manning has thrown 3839 completions for an average of 349 per season. (5720-3839)/349 = 5.4 seasons which translates to the 7th game of his 6th season.
Ironman Streak (269)
Peyton Manning has started 176 consecutive games, obviously at 16 per clip. (269-176)/16 = 5.8125 seasons which translates to the 13th game of his 6th season.
Passing Attempts (9281)
Peyton Manning has thrown 5960 passes in his career for an average of 542 per season. (9281-5960)/542 = 6.12 seasons which translates to the 3rd game of his 7th season.
Ha, this one is Favre's for a life time.