OAKLAND, Calif. — The Denver Broncos closed out one of their strongest regular seasons in history Sunday, crushing the Oakland Raiders 34-14 and trampling even more records on their way to the playoffs.
QB Peyton Manning took a seat at halftime, but not before bringing his season totals to 55 touchdowns and 5,477 passing yards. Both numbers are all-time NFL records.
The Broncos finished the season with 606 points, breaking the 2007 Patriots record of 589.
Even with second-string quarterback Brock Osweiler leading the Broncos through the second half, Denver (13-3) battered the flailing Raiders (4-12). Oakland allowed the second-most points in franchise history, and even failed to capitalize on one of their few solid opportunities as Sebastian Janikowski shanked a short field goal at the Denver 24.
As the now-official 1 seed in the AFC, the Broncos will get next week off.