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Following a near flawless performance in which four out of his five incompletions were drops, Manning has been named the AFC Player of the Week for the 2nd time this season.

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Manning completed 32-of-37 passes (86.5%) for 374 yards with three touchdowns (135.8 rtg.) in Denver's 37-21 win against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. His performance marked just the sixth time in NFL history a player threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns while completing at least 85 percent of his passes.

His three touchdowns against Oakland gave him 12 for the season (against zero interceptions) to represent the most by a player through three games in league annals.

Manning's accomplishment marks the 25th such award of his career, adding to his NFL record. It's the fourth time he has earned the honor with Denver (Weeks 6, 17 in 2012 and Week 1 in 2013) and the 50th time a Broncos player has taken home the award.

MOST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS, NFL HISTORY

Player

No.

1.

Peyton Manning*

25

2.

Tom Brady*

23

3.

Dan Marino

18

4.

Drew Brees*

16


Brett Favre

16

6.

John Elway

15


*Active


PEYTON MANNING'S CAREER AFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS

Year

Week

Opp. (Date)

Passing Statistics

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.

2012

17

vs. K.C. (12/30)

23-29, 79.3%, 304 yds., 3 TDs, 0 INT, 144.8 rtg.

2013

1

vs. Bal. (9/5)

27-42, 64.3%, 462 yds., 7 TDs, 0 INT, 141.1 rtg.

2013

3

vs. Oak. (9/23)

32-37, 86.5%, 374 yds., 3 TDs, 0 INT, 135.8 rtg.

Manning is on a blistering pace after a hot start to the season.  The scary thing?  The Broncos offense can do better.  I would expect Peyton to go on and win the AFC player of the month award as well.  As long as we have the weapons we have, there are no signs of slowing down.

Congratulations Peyton!!!  GO BRONCOS!!!