Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gives a thumbs up to cheering fans against the Houston Texans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos break single-season scoring record

The Denver Broncos broke the single-season scoring record in the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum.

Denver needed just 18 points coming into the game to break the previous mark of 589, set by the New England Patriots in 2007.

The 18th – actually the 23rd not including the extra point – came appropriately on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Manning to Demaryius Thomas.

Last week against the Houston Texans, Manning broke another New England record – OK a Tom Brady record – when he connected for his 51st touchdown pass of the season.

Yet another record was broken today, this time the single-season passing yardage record.

Manning broke that mark – again appropriately – with a touchdown pass to Thomas, passing New Orleans Saints’ QB Drew Brees previous record.

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He actually jumped from 3rd to 1st in the first half, passing both Brady and Brees, respectively.

The touchdown pass to Thomas came at the end of the first half and brought his total to 5,477 yards, one yard more than Brees had in 2011.  He has since expanded on the mark.

So, it’s been a season of records for Manning – MVP anyone? — and the Broncos as they enter the AFC playoffs with the No. 1 seed with Sunday’s win over Oakland.

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