Manning continues to set the standard this season as Broncos head for playoffs.
The Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning broke the single-season scoring record and passing yardage mark on Sunday night in the 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
The 37-year-old threw four touchdowns to help the Broncos clinch the top seed in the AFC playoffs, as they finished the regular season with a 13-3 record which ensures they will have home-field advantage.
Manning has consistently stated throughout the year that his priority is to help the team rather than receive individual accolades, and the Broncos broke the single-season scoring record as they also crossed the 600-point barrier.
On a personal level, Manning also set a single-season mark for passing yardage as he surpassed the previous record set by Drew Brees which stood at 5,476 in 2011.
The veteran quarterback finishes the regular season with 5,477 yards and 55 touchdown passes, while Denver remain at the top of the pile in the AFC, claiming the AFC West title despite the Kansas City Chiefs ending the season with a 11-5 record.
Furthermore, with the Broncos going 7-1-0 at home so far this year, they will be delighted to have secured home-field advantage, and will undoubtedly be one of the favourites for the Super Bowl moving forward.
Injuries threaten to derail their bid to make further history though, but with Manning in this vein of form they will be a difficult proposition to face and will want to make the most of welcoming teams to their daunting home stadium over the course of the post season.