Upon further review,
In question was a seven-yard pass to receiver
Elias statisticians often review plays to get an accurate accounting of yardage figures and decided that Manning's toss to Decker went forward at least a foot or two. Manning finished the season with 5,477 passing yards, one more than
NFL spokesman Michael Signora released a statement confirming the review:
"The stats crew at the game scored this play as a forward pass. During the course of a season, there are many similar plays which could be reviewed by the Elias. In this case, the determination of Elias is that the fairest resolution is for the ruling of the on-site stats crew to stand."
Manning also set the single-season record for touchdown passes with 55, eclipsing the mark of 50 that