Tom Brady becomes all-time passing yardage leader (regular season and playoffs combined)

When we hear about individual records in the NFL, they’re almost always regular-season records.

Last month, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the all-time passing yardage leader – but that was in terms of regular-season games, the record most often recognized.

On Sunday, however, Tom Brady set a slightly different passing record.

Passing Peyton Manning

With a 16-yard completion to Josh Gordon in the second quarter, Brady moved past Peyton Manning and became the NFL’s all-time passing leader when it comes to regular-season and playoffs combined.

Brady finished the win over the New York Jets with 283 yards and 79,416 passing yards in his 301 career games. When you add in his 996 rushing yards, he’s the first player in league history with over 80,000 total yards.

The 41-year-old has played in 301 total games, including 37 playoff games, nearly 2½ seasons worth.

Manning retired with 79,279 combined passing yards in 293 total games (266 regular season, 27 postseason). Brees, currently in third place, has 77,789 combined career passing yards.

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New York Jets inside linebacker Darron Lee (58) watches as New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) flips after being hit by teammate Darryl Roberts during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) defends New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (87) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. Gronkowski scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New England Patriots' Stephon Gilmore (24) defends New York Jets' Robby Anderson (11) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Patriots won 27-13. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Tom Brady (12), de los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra, lanza un pase en duelo de NFL ante los Jets de Nueva York, el domingo 25 de noviembre de 2018, en East Rutherford, Nueva Jersey. (AP Foto/Seth Wenig)
New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) breaks up a pass to New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (87) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks at his hand after getting hurt during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 25: Patriots fans celebrate following the National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on November 25, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 25: The pocket collapses on New York Jets Quarterback Josh McCown (15) during the National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on November 25, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 25: New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown during the National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on November 25, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 25: New England Patriots Wide Receiver Josh Gordon (10) New England Patriots Wide Receiver Chris Hogan (15) and New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrate in the end zone after Gronkowski's touchdown catch during the first quarter of the National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on November 25, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 25: New York Jets Quarterback Josh McCown (15) and New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady (12) talk following the National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on November 25, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Another all-time mark in sight

With two touchdowns against New York, Brady has another all-time mark in his sights: combined passing touchdowns. Currently, Brady has 578, one behind Manning’s 579.

One other record Brady established on Sunday, albeit a little obscure: He’s the first quarterback to record at least 26 wins against two teams. The victory against the Jets was his 26th; he has 29 wins against the Buffalo Bills.

Brett Favre had 26 wins over the Detroit Lions and 23 wins over the Chicago Bears in his Hall of Fame career.

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