Tom Brady
Tom Brady broke Peyton Manning's record for total passing yards in the regular and post season combined. In this picture, Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Nov. 25, 2018. Al Bello/Getty Images

Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to become the National Football League’s (NFL) all-time leader in passing yards in both the regular season and post season playoffs combined following the New England Patriots’ 27-13 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.

The Patriots quarterback surpassed Peyton Manning to take over the top spot as the all-time passing yards leader. Brady became the leader with a total of 79,416, while Manning retired with 79,279 combined passing yards.

Brady also crossed 3,000 passing yards for the 16th straight season, which tied him with Manning in second overall in the NFL only behind Brett Favre’s, who went 18 straight seasons with over 3000 yards.

The Patriots quarterback had just one touchdown throw in his last three games, but made the difference on Sunday night with two throws connecting with Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. Brady finished with 20 of 31 for 283 yards.

Brady was not entirely happy with the performance, but was delighted to see a healthier team. He is certain that the team can get better as the season progresses.

The Patriots’ win over the Jets gives them an 8-3 record and also claimed the second seed spot in the AFC. If they win their remaining five games and the Kansas City Chiefs lose one more, Bill Belichick’s side could take over as the top seeds going into the post-season.

"You know this is the first time we have had a lot of guys healthier. It just helps everything out," Brady said after the win, as quoted on Yahoo Sports. "We weren't great in the right areas but we made enough plays and we are happy we won."

"We were not great in the red area, but we made enough plays," the five-time Super Bowl winner added. "In every area, I think we can do a better job. We're certainly not where we want to be and we'll keep building for it. Hopefully, everyone can stay healthy."

However, it was not plain sailing for Brady as he suffered a thumb injury during the game against the Jets, according to USA Today – Patriots Wire. The quarterback did not miss any time on the field but did receive treatment on the sidelines.

Brady was a doubt for the game after not taking full part in practice on Wednesday leading up to Sunday’s game. He was dealing with a knee injury during the week, but was able to play the full game in New York on Sunday.

The Patriots quarterback brushed off the thumb injury as a “minor scrape” and revealed that he plans to get back to practicing and be in the best shape possible ahead of Week 13.

The Patriots next take on the Minnesota Vikings, who beat NFC North rivals the Green Bay Packers on Sunday before taking on AFC East’s second placed team, the Miami Dolphins the following Sunday. Belichick will be keen to finish on a winning run and put pressure on the Chiefs to give up top spot in the AFC standings.