37-year old Peyton Manning, with 266 yards passing in the first half, broke Drew Brees’ single season passing record for most yards with 5,477.
After overtaking Tom Brady’s mark of 51 earlier in the season, Manning added 4 more passing TDs to end the season with 55, setting the new single-season mark.
"This was a good game today," Manning said. "We needed this win. The coaches challenged us in a couple of areas and I think we responded to those challenges."
Osweiler went 9 of 13 for 85 yards in his longest game-action of the year.
Terrelle Pryor was 21 for 38 with 207 yards passing and the Raiders, collectively, only gained 64 yards on the ground.
“I felt pretty good, I haven’t played in 6 or 7 weeks but it comes back fast,” Pryor said.
“We just have to keep pushing. Work to get better.”
“We got beat by a better team today,” head coach Dennis Allen said.
Adding, “Disappointing yes, but we have to move on from it.”
Denver, 13-3, now has home-field advantage for the playoffs and a first round bye.
Oakland goes back to the drawing board hoping to revive the "Commitment to Excellence" that once was a proud moniker of a playoff football team.
Dennis Allen, despite the rumors of his possible firing, thinks, and wants to be back.
“I expect to be back. But that’s not in my hands.” Allen said.
“Mark Davis, Reggie McKenzie and I will sit down and find out where we go from here. I think there were some positives but obviously not enough to win a football game especially against a good football team like the Broncos.”
The NFL playoff season continues, the Raiders will be on the outside looking in for the 11th straight year and have only 8 wins under Dennis Allen over the past two years.