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.
What is something you're good at? Peyton Manning just broke the record for doing that.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) December 29, 2013
And, if you’d like to plan ahead:
Peyton Manning will need 18 touchdown passes next season to break Brett Favre's all-time record of 508.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) December 29, 2013