Broncos Peyton Manning Named AFC Player Of the Week

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Quarterback honored a record 22nd time

*** Courtesy of the Denver Broncos Media Relations Department ***


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for a league-record 22nd time, the NFL informed the Broncos on Wednesday.


Manning completed 24-of-30 passes (80.0%) for 309 yards with three touchdowns and one interception (129.0 rtg.) in Denver’s 35-24 come-from-behind win against the San Diego Chargers on Monday. The win tied for the largest comeback in club history (24 pts.) while Denver became just the fifth team in league annals to overcome a 24-point halftime deficit.

With his performance, Manning tied Dan Marino for the most game-winning drives (47) in the fourth quarter or overtime in since the 1970 NFL merger. He also completed a stretch in which he became the first player ever to throw for 300 yards, three touchdowns and complete at least 70 percent of his passes in three consecutive games.

Manning’s 22 career AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors are the most by a player since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1984. He was previously tied with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who owns 21 such accolades.

His accomplishment marks the 46th time a Bronco has received the honor and the first since wide receiver Brandon Marshall in Week 13 of 2009 (NFL-record 21 rec., 200 yds., 2 TDs at Ind., 12/13/09).


MOST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS, NFL HISTORY

  1. Peyton Manning* - 22
  2. Tom Brady* - 21
  3. Dan Marino - 18
  4. Drew Brees* - 16

Brett Favre - 16

  1. John Elway - 15

*Active

Year Week Opponent/Date Passing Stats
1998 11 vs. NYJ (11/15) 26-44, 59.1%, 276 yds., 3 TDs, 2 INT, 81.2 rtg.
1999 3 at S.D. (9/26) 29-54, 53.7%, 404 yds., 2 TDs, 1 INT, 82.6 rtg.
2000 4 vs. Jac. (9/25) 23-36, 63.9%, 440 yds., 4 TDs, 0 INT, 143.3 rtg.
2000 17 vs. Min. (12/24) 25-36, 69.4%, 283 yds., 4 TDs, 1 INT, 118.2 rtg.
2001 2 vs. Buf. (9/23) 23-29, 79.3%, 421 yds., 4 TDs, 2 INT, 129.6 rtg.
2003 4 at N.O. (9/28) 20-25, 80.0%, 314 yds., 6 TDs, 0 INT, 158.3 rtg.
2003 15 vs. Atl. (12/14) 25-30, 83.3%, 290 yds., 5 TDs, 0 INT, 146.5 rtg.
2004 3 vs. G.B. (9/26) 28-40, 70.0%, 393 yds., 5 TDs, 0 INT, 140.9 rtg
2004 10 vs. Hou. (11/14) 18-27, 66.7%, 320 yds., 5 TDs, 2 INT, 115.7 rtg.
2004 12 at Det. (11/25) 23-28, 82.1%, 236 yds., 6 TDs, 0 INT, 141.4 rtg.
2004 16 vs. S.D. (12/26) 27-44, 61.4%, 383 yds., 2 TDs, 1 INT, 95.2 rtg.
2005 9 at N.E. (11/7) 28-37, 75.7%, 321 yds., 3 TDs, 1 INT, 117.1 rtg.
2006 2 vs. Hou. (9/17) 26-38, 68.4%, 400 yds., 3 TDs, 0 INT, 129.3 rtg
2006 7 vs. Was. (10/22) 25-35, 71.4%, 342 yds., 4 TDs, 0 INT, 140.4 rtg
2006 17 vs. Mia. (12/31) 22-37, 59.5%, 282 yds., 2 TDs, 0 INT, 101.4 rtg.
2007 13 vs. Jac. (12/2) 20-29, 69.0%, 288 yds., 4 TDs, 1 INT, 126.1 rtg.
2008 6 vs. Bal. (10/12) 19-28, 67.9%, 271 yds., 3 TDs, 0 INT, 134.7 rtg
2008 11 vs. Hou. (11/16) 30-46, 65.2%, 320 yds., 2 TDs, 0 INT, 99.9 rtg.
2008 16 at Jac. (12/18) 29-34, 85.3%, 364 yds., 3 TDs, 0 INT, 140.7 rtg.
2009 10 vs. N.E. (11/15) 28-44, 63.6%, 327 yds., 4 TDs, 2 INT, 97.4 rtg.
2010 14 at Ten. (12/9) 25-35, 71.4%, 319 yds., 2 TDs, 0 INT, 118.6 rtg.
2012 6 at S.D. (10/15) 24-30, 80.0%, 309 yds., 3 TDs, 1 INT, 129.0 rtg.

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