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Peyton Manning sets NFL record for passing yards in a season

Peyton Manning continued to set records in the Broncos’ game against the Raiders. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning continued his relentless assault on the NFL record books, clinching the other glittering single-season passing record today in the Denver Broncos’ game against the Raiders in Oakland.

Manning, who broke Tom Brady’s single-season record for touchdown passes last week, took down Drew Brees’s single-season record for yardage, surpassing Brees’ 5,476 yards with a five-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas with 13 seconds left in the second quarter. The TD pass was Manning’s fourth of the game, his 55th of the season. With the Broncos’ up 31-0 at the half, Manning passing-yardage total for the season stood at 5,477.

The Broncos also broke the NFL’s all-time scoring record when Manning’s 63-yard TD pass to Thomas gave them 595 points this season, breaking the New England Patriots’ mark of 589 set six years ago.

With Denver comfortably ahead, Manning was finished with 25-of-28 completions for 266 yards and the four TDs.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · December 29, 2013