Denver Broncos batter Oakland Raiders, rack up more season records

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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 before playing in Denver on Jan. 12 at 2:40 p.m. against the Chargers, Chiefs, or Colts.

3 comments

  • DR Commish

    This is Great. I don’t see any, AFC, team with a defense capable of stopping the Orange & Blue from reaching the Super Bowl.
    Lets just ride this wave, and enjoy the success, excitement, and enthusiasm of this incredible season.

  • Andrew

    So the Broncos either play the Colts, the Chargers, or KC in their first playoff game this season? Anyone else as worried about this as I am? Seriously, I think the best scenario for the Broncos is that Cincinnati and KC both win and that Cincinnati takes out the Pats. Well, monkeys might fly out of my butt too. Broncos D has to figure out how to stop the big plays if they want to have a change. They’re actually good at stopping everything else. As for the NFC, Now that Aaron Rodgers is back, it’s either them or Foles and the Eagles. I’m not sold on the Seahawks.

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