Peyton Manning seems to hit a new milestone every week. Sunday, he got the hat trick.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning seems to hit a new milestone every week. Sunday, he got the hat trick.
The only four-time MVP in league history added two more NFL records to his expansive list and helped the Colts tie a third league mark in a 23-20 victory over Tennessee. Indy clinched its seventh AFC South title in eight years and tied Dallas' NFL record with nine straight playoff berths.
He's never missed a start in 13 pro seasons and his latest appearance gave him a league record 208 consecutive starts to open a career, breaking Gene Upshaw's long-standing record of 207.
Manning's streak hits 226 when playoff games are counted.
But Manning didn't even realize he was chasing the other one Sunday.
Late in the game, Manning completed two passes to break a record 450 set earlier in the day by the Saints' Drew Brees.
The last was an 11-yard completion to Jacob Tamme, which set up Adam Vinatieri for the winning 43-yard field goal as time expired.