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Peyton Manning breaks single-season touchdown record

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Peyton Manning has been having one of the greatest seasons in NFL history at the quarterback position and has been on pace to break a number of records. He broke the first record on Dec. 22 as ESPN reports that he tossed four touchdown passes in the Broncos' win over the Houston Texans, 37-13.

Those four touchdown passes gives Manning 51 for the season, breaking Tom Brady's old single-season record of 50. Manning still has one game to go, but with this win the Broncos clinched the AFC West and will carry home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

With home field advantage next week, there is no reason for the Broncos to risk injuries. However, after throwing for 400 yards today, Manning needs only 265 yards to break Drew Brees single season passing yards mark. The question is whether or not reaching that record is important enough to play Manning against the Oakland Raiders next week.

In the win, the classic matchup between Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub meant a lot less than it used to. Schaub has lost his starter's job in Houston and will likely no longer be with the team in 2014, but he got the start today since Case Keenum was injured. Schaub finished the game with only 176 passing yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss.

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