As always, Peyton Manning did a lot of waving and pointing before the ball was snapped.

What he should have done is wave after the snap. Keep going, Eric. Keep going.

Hey, Demaryius, go long. Longer. Lon-ger! OK, here g-o-o-o-e-s!

At 37, Peyton Manning has become the NFL's new Mad Bomber.

The strong-armed quarterback. The deep thrower.

Thanks to Manning's long tosses to the likes of Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, the Broncos rallied from a shaky start to defeat Kansas City, 35-28, here Sunday and take control of their division and conference.

Down 21-7 in the second quarter against a Chiefs' team inspired by its boisterous home crowd, Manning and the Broncos put the hush signal to Arrowhead Stadium by scoring 28 unanswered points.

Manning was an arm-strength question mark after missing the 2011 season to recover from four neck surgeries.So, too, was he questioned last week after coming off his worst game of the season when he threw for just 150 yards in frigid, windy conditions at New England.

But against the Chiefs, Manning let 'er rip.

He connected on touchdown passes of 41 and 37 yards to Decker, who torched the Chiefs' man-to-man, press covering cornerbacks for four touchdowns. On another series, a 42-yard completion to Decker set up a short touchdown toss to running back Knowshon Moreno. On another drive, a 77-yard strike-and-run with Thomas set up a 15-yard scoring zinger to Decker.

Early in the fourth quarter, Manning threw a 1-yard fade route touchdown to Decker, making it 35-21.

Who says Manning can't play in cool weather? It was 55 degrees at kickoff, brisk enough for Manning to wear a comforting glove on his right passing hand.

It fit. Manning finished with 403 passing yards and five touchdowns. He has 4,125 passing yards and 41 touchdown passes with four games remaining. The NFL single-season record is 50 touchdown passes, set by New England's dastardly Tom Brady in 2007.