AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning smiles while standing on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders

Manning breaks Brees’ single-season passing record

Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for most yards passing in a season and helped make the Denver Broncos the highest-scoring team in league history.

Manning threw for 266 yards and four touchdowns in the first half against the Raiders on Sunday to better Drew Brees’ mark of 5,476 set in 2011 with New Orleans. Manning didn’t play in the second half.

For the season, Manning finished with 5,477 passing yard and 55 touchdowns. Last week, Manning broke Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown pass record of 50.

The Broncos also broke the NFL record for points by a team in a season earlier in the second quarter when Manning threw a 63-yard TD pass to Thomas. Denver entered the game needing 18 points to eclipse New England’s single-season mark of 589 set in 2007.Denver BroncosNFLOakland Raiders & NFLpeyton ManningRaiders

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Bill to create state public bank could jumpstart SF efforts

California may move $10 billion of its investment banking funds to rebuild… Continue reading

State hires firefighters as wildfire season begins

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday outlined the steps California has taken to… Continue reading

Supes to vote on proposal to ease restrictions on gay bathhouses

Mandelman hopes to ‘make the operation of adult sex venues more feasible.’

Breed, Walton test negative for COVID-19 after exposure to the virus

Mayor London Breed announced Thursday she tested negative for COVID-19 after notified… Continue reading

‘No timetable’ for cable car return, SFMTA says

How the temporary absence of cable cars means more than just a loss of transit routes

Most Read