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Peyton Manning sets NFL record for passing yards in a season

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Peyton finishes the regular season with 5,477 yards and 55 touchdown passes. (USATSI)
Peyton finishes the regular season with 5,477 yards and 55 touchdown passes. (USATSI)

A week after he broke the NFL record for passing touchdowns in a single season, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning entered history again, breaking Drew Brees record for passing yards in a single season.

He broke Drew Brees' record of 5,476 yards set in 2011 with a 5-yard pass to Thomas with 13 seconds left in the half to make it 31-0. The Broncos went on to beat the Raiders 34-14.

Manning finishes the regular season with 5,477 yards and 55 touchdown passes

The Broncos also have the record for team points in a season, passing New England's single-season mark of 589 set in 2007. And Matt Prater also broke Stephen Gostkowski's record for extra points in a season with 75.

Fittingly, Manning set the record on a touchdown pass, hitting Demaryius Thomas for a five-yard score with 13 seconds left in the first half.

It was Manning's fourth touchdown pass of the game, giving him 55 on the season, also a new record.

Manning wrapped up one of the greatest single regular seasons in NFL history, at the age of 37 and is the front-runner for the MVP.

 
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