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Peyton Manning adds more records to his 2013 resume

It feels almost redundant saying this now, but Peyton had another record-breaking performance this week.

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Another week, another handful of records set by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Manning threw for five more touchdowns in Sunday's 35-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He's now up to 41 touchdowns on the season, setting a franchise record for most touchdowns in a year (there are still four games left, by the way).

In addition, Manning threw five or more touchdowns for the eighth time in his career, tying Drew Brees for the most in NFL history. He's also up to 4,125 yards, setting an NFL record for most passing yards through 12 games. He remains on pace to shatter the single-season records for both touchdowns and passing yards.

Eric Decker was the biggest beneficiary of Manning's success on Sunday. He finished with a career-high four touchdowns and 174 yards on eight catches.

The Broncos swept the Chiefs and almost have home-field advantage locked up. Manning's video game numbers are the biggest reason why, although he also has an embarrassment of riches in his receiving corps -- he accomplished all this without Julius Thomas on Sunday. The Broncos could have four receivers with 10 or more touchdowns this year, which would be -- say it with me -- an NFL record.

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