The final score of the game is misleading—this game was over before the end of the first half.
Peyton Manning completed 25 of 28 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns with zero turnovers—all in the first half. A week after breaking the single-season touchdown record, Manning broke another record on Sunday—the single-season passing yardage record previously held by Drew Brees. Manning broke the mark on a five-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas toward the end of the first half.
The Broncos entered halftime with a 31-0 lead.
Manning sat out the entire second half, as backup quarterback Brock Osweiler came in to play the entire second half.
With the Broncos having home-field advantage clinched, what are eight takeaways from Denver's victory over Oakland in Week 17?