FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady entered Thursday night's game against the New York Giants needing 18 yards to pass his longtime rival Peyton Manning and move into second place on the NFL's all-time passing yardage list.

Brady did it quickly with a 19-yard completion to Sony Michel at 14:20 of the first quarter. Brady ended the night 31-of-41 for 334 yards and an interception as the Patriots breezed to a 35-14 win.

The performance put Brady at 72,257 yards for his career. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees holds the top spot with 74,845 yards. Official NFL records account for only the regular season. When including the playoffs, Brady is No. 1.

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