After already surpassing Brett Favre for most all-time touchdown passes on Sunday Night, Peyton Manning extended one of his own records on Wednesday morning. Manning was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his record-breaking Week Seven performance, marking the 27th time he has won a weekly conference award in his career.
Manning's 27 Conference Player of the Week awards are the most in NFL history, ahead of Tom Brady (24), Dan Marino (18), Drew Brees, Brett Favre (16), and John Elway (15).
In the Broncos' Week Seven game against the 49ers, Manning completed 22-of-26 passing attempts, for 318 passing yards, and four touchdowns. Peyton's 157.2 quarterback rating was his best QB rating since joining the Broncos in 2012, and his 84.6 completion percentage was the fourth-highest in Denver history.
The honor marks the sixth time in his Broncos career that Manning has won the distinction, and his first of the season, after winning the award three times in 2013. Manning's OPOW award also marks the 56th time that a Denver player has won the weekly award, and the third time that Broncos have won in 2014 (Demaryius Thomas- Week 5, Julius Thomas- Week 1).
With his 318 passing yards, Manning surpassed Craig Morton (11,984) on the Broncos' all-time passing yards list, moving into second place on the list with 11,984 passing yards in his three seasons in Denver. Unfortunately for Manning, that's one record he will not likely break, as John Elway holds first place with nearly 40,000 more passing yards in his Broncos career. It should be noted that Peyton has averaged 315.4 passing yards per game in a Broncos uniform, 67.3 more than Kyle Orton, who is second in that figure in Broncos history.