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Brandon McManus is Broncos' "Mr. October" for special teams

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The Broncos' kicker has been gold all season, and now the AFC understands why we've dubbed Brandon McManus "McMoney" instead.

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Brandon McManus has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October, thanks in large part to two game-winning field goals this month - a 39-yarder in against Minnesota with 1:15 remaining, and a 34-yarder in at Cleveland in overtime.

McManus' game-winning kick against Cleveland was even more impressive given that he had missed an earlier field goal as well as had to withstand the "icing the kicker" strategy by the Browns to keep their hopes alive.

But McManus was "McMoney" once again.

"They were trying to ice the kicker, especially since I'm a younger guy," McManus said, adding that he doesn't mind. "I learned from my mistakes earlier on and was able to go out and make the game winner."

In just his second season in the NFL (as well as second with the Broncos after a competitive offseason to win the job), McManus has earned this award for the first time in his young career.

This marks the ninth time a Broncos player has won the award since it was initiated in 1993. Connor Barth, McManus' competition for the job, earned the award last December.

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McManus connected on 10-of-11 field goals during October and all five PATs as the Broncos posted a 3-0 record in October. McManus led all AFC players with 11.7 points per game in October, totaling 35 points in Denver's three games.

He is 16 of 17 on all field goals this year.

"I have the best holder and snapper in the league, I think," McManus noted of his teammates. "They do a great job and help me succeed out there."