Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had 265 yards to go to break Drew Brees’ single season passing record on Sunday afternoon.
Manning was able to break it in the first half and then sat out the second half.
Brees had held the record with 5,476 yards since 2011. Manning broke it on a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas against the Raiders just before halftime.
It was Manning’s fourth touchdown pass of the game, and his second of the day to Thomas. At halftime Manning had 266 passing yards. The Broncos went into the locker room at halftime with a 31-0 lead and Manning didn’t play in the second half.
After setting a new ark with 51 touchdown passes in a season last week, Manning threw for four more against the Raiders.
The Raiders has only 4 first downs in the first half while Manning had 4 touchdown passes in the first half.
Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler entered the game after halftime. Denver won 34-14.