Tom Brady still is not finished beating his longtime rival Peyton Manning.
On Thursday, the New England Patriots quarterback moved ahead of Manning to second place on the all-time passing yards leader list.
Brady needed just 18 yards to surpass Manning, and got there quickly with a 19-yard completion to running back Sony Michel just 40 seconds into the game. He finished the night 31 of 41 with 334 yards and an interception in a 35-14 Patriots victory to move the team to 6-0.
Ahead of Brady is New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who has 74,845 yards — which is 2,588 more than Brady.
Brees is currently sidelined with a thumb injury, so Brady could close in on him, but if Brees’ career outlasts Brady he will likely remain in the leader for the foreseeable future.
Brady may not be done with Manning, though.
He still trails the former Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts quarterback for the all-tie touchdown record, but is just 12 shy of breaking that, too, which should happen at some point this season barring a major injury.
Brees is also five touchdowns behind Brady and could battle him out for the top spot.
Brady, 42, has not made a decision on when he plans to retire from the NFL, but his contract is structured to make him a free agent after this season.
Through six weeks, Brady has a 65.4 completion percentage, 10 touchdowns, three interceptions and 1,743 yards —hardly an indication that he is ready to walk away from the game just yet.