Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) attempts a pass during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning finds Eric Decker for his 49th touchdown pass on the year (GIF)

The Denver Broncos are looking to keep themselves in the hunt for the number one seed in their conference. I’m sure this team would appreciate a first round bye and home field advantage, but hope to have better results the second time around.

Right now Manning and company are going to battle with the Houston Texans on the road. Manning is inching closer to that single season passing touchdown record that currently stands at 50. Tom Brady set the record back in 2007 before Manning set it in 2004 with the Indianapolis Colts.

Manning is having himself one of the best seasons of his career and could top it off with his second Super Bowl if they’re defense can tighten up. Peyton has completed 31 of 49 passing attempts for 375 yards and three touchdowns.

Eric Decker is the leading receiving of this game with 131 on 10 receptions and two touchdowns. Number 18 is clearly one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game and it has truly been an honor being able to watch him play.

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