Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set a new record for the most passing yards in a single season yesterday, passing Drew Brees' mark set in 2011.

Manning, who has already claimed Tom Brady's record for most touchdown passes this season, needed 266 yards against the Oakland Raiders to break Brees' record of 5,476 from two years ago.

The 37-year-old, who was withdrawn at half-time, did so comfortably, completing four touchdown passes in the first half to break the record.

In the process the veteran quarterback helped the Broncos become the highest-scoring team in league history as they eased to a 34-14 win.

The magic moment came in the dying seconds of the first-half when the former Indianapolis Colts man found Demaryius Thomas with a five-yard pass to take him to 5,477 yards for the season.

Manning helped the Broncos beat the New England Patriots record of 589 points in a season set in 2007 in real style too when his 63-yard TD pass found Thomas who completed the job.

The Broncos are riding on the crest of a wave following their spectacular season, and it will be difficult task for any of their rivals to stop them marching to the Super Bowl this season.

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