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.
|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|