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Manning sets record for TD passes again

HOUSTON — Broncos QB Peyton Manning retook the record for touchdown passes in a season with four on Sunday against the Texans, giving him 51 total.

Manning broke Tom Brady's mark of 50, set in 2007 — a performance which surpassed Manning's 49 for the Colts in 2004.

Manning, 37, set the mark on a 25-yard pass to TE Julius Thomas with 4:28 left in Denver's 37-13 victory.

"I really feel like it's a team accomplishment, certainly an offensive accomplishment," Manning said. "There's a lot of people that played roles in this."

Meester makes first, last catch

Jaguars C Brad Meester, who is retiring at the end of his 14th season — all with Jacksonville — had his first career catch against the Titans. The Jaguars called a screen in the first quarter for Meester, 36, who reported as an eligible receiver and gained 9 yards despite running into fellow offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri.

Foster child's gift: Davion Only, the 15-year-old Florida foster boy who made headlines with his adoption plea in October, was a guest of Jets WR and former Gator David Nelson at New York's game against the Browns.

Official injury: Umpire Butch Hannah left during the Jets-Browns game after injuring his face late in the first half. He appeared to stumble into Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson before going to the turf.

BEARS: Injured DT Henry Melton was arrested on charges of assault and public intoxication after refusing to leave a bar and fighting with employees in a Dallas suburb. Melton, out for the season with a torn ACL, was freed on $1,210 bond.

BILLS: They finished without their top three receivers. Marquise Goodwin (right knee) left in the first quarter and fellow rookie Robert Woods was ejected for punching Dolphins S Reshad Jones in the third. Veteran Stevie Johnson was excused following the death of his mother.

BRONCOS: All-Pro LB Von Miller left with a knee injury in the first quarter; the Denver Post reported that the team fears a torn ACL.

PACKERS: LB Clay Matthews left after apparently reinjuring his right thumb.

Rams: LT Jake Long hurt his right knee against the Bucs and is set for an MRI exam today. Coach Jeff Fisher said he thought Long tore a ligament, adding, "We are anticipating the worst."

REDSKINS: WR Pierre Garcon broke Hall of Famer Art Monk's team record for catches in a season with 107. Monk had 106 in 1984.

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11 Division titles for New England's Tom Brady, most ever for a quarterback

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