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Broncos-Chiefs game will pause to commemorate career passing-yardage record

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --History is just three yards away for QB Peyton Manning, and when it happens, the Broncos' game with the Chiefs will pause to commemorate the accomplishment.

The officials will stop the action will for up to one minute after Manning breaks Brett Favre's career record. The football will also be given to Joe Horrigan of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who will take it back for immediate display at the Hall in Canton, Ohio.

Horrigan was on hand at last week's game, when Manning fell three yards short of the record.

Stopping the game is standard procedure in this scenario. When Green Bay's Brett Favre became the all-time career yardage leader on a 7-yard pass in a 2007 game in St. Louis, the officials paused that game.

The all-time rushing record also led to a halt in play for Chicago's Walter Payton in 1984 and Dallas' Emmitt Smith in 2002.

The yardage record is notable, but secondary to the record Manning wants most from Sunday: wins by a starting quarterback. A win Sunday will give him his 187th.

Manning is battling foot and rib-cage injuries, but is listed as probable for Sunday.

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