Peyton Manning breaks Drew Brees’ single-season passing yards record (GIF)

Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes while being rushed by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

In 2013, Peyton Manning has made himself one hell of a case for indeed being the best quarterback that has ever played the game of football, at any level.

Today, against the Oakland Raiders, he solidified that even further by breaking yet another significant single-season record, his second in the last two weeks.

Last week against the Houston Texans, Manning broke Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record with his 51st of the season.

This week, he extended that lead even further and then took aim at one of Drew Brees’ record in the process.

On this play with 18 seconds to go in the first half, his second touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the day, Manning broke Brees’ single-season passing yardage total that he set a few years ago:


This play extended the TD record to 55 and broke Brees’ record, pushing Manning’s total on the season to 5,477 yards.

There is no doubt that Manning will win the MVP award when the season is over now. If it wasn’t obvious before, it is now.

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