December 30, 2013 in Sports

NFL notes: More records for Manning

 

Peyton Manning set the NFL record for most yards passing in a season and helped make the Denver Broncos the highest-scoring team in league history.

Manning threw for 266 yards and four touchdowns in the first half against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday to better Drew Brees’ mark of 5,476 set in 2011 with New Orleans. Manning’s 5-yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas with 13 seconds remaining in the half gave him 5,477 yards passing this season.

The Broncos also broke the NFL record for points by a team in a season, with 606. New England held the record with 589 points in 2007.

Jets to retain Rex Ryan

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said Rex Ryan will return as coach next season after the team finished 8-8 and knocked the Miami Dolphins out of playoff contention.

Ryan’s job status was uncertain heading into the regular-season finale at Miami since the Jets have gone three straight years without a playoff appearance.

Browns fire Chudzinski

The Cleveland Browns fired coach Rob Chudzinski following one season, which started promising but ended with a seven- game losing streak.

The Browns started 4-5, but collapsed in the final two months and the organization decided Sunday night to cut ties before heading into a second season with Chudzinski.

Associated Press

Sunday’s scores

Seattle 27, St. Louis 9
San Francisco 23, Arizona 20
New Orleans 42, Tampa Bay 17
Carolina 21, Atlanta 20
Philadelphia 24, Dallas 22
N.Y. Giants 20, Washington 6
Green Bay 33, Chicago 28
Minnesota 14, Detroit 13
Denver 34, Oakland 14
San Diego 27, Kansas City 24
New England 34, Buffalo 20
N.Y. Jets 20, Miami 7
Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 17
Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7
Indianapolis 30, Jacksonville 10
Tennessee 16, Houston 10

NFL report/B5-6


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