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Brandon McManus again named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Brandon McManus gets his second AFC Special Teams Player of the Week aware in 2020 after a six field goal performance against the New England Patriots.

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After a six field goal performance that powered the Denver Broncos over the New England Patriots in Week 6, Brandon McManus gets his second AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award this season.

McManus connected on all six attempts from 45, 44, 27, 52, 20, and 54 yards on Sunday as Denver beat the Patriots 18-12 on the road. It was just the 32nd time in NFL history that a player attempted six or more field goals in a game without a miss. The two 50+ yard field goals also ties him with Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens for the most career games with multiple 50-yard field goals in a game with six.

When asked if this was the best game of his career, McManus admitted that it was ‘up there’ in that regard.

“Yeah, I’d say it has to be up there,” McManus said. “It’s up there with that Pittsburgh Divisional Round game. The conditions in that game were definitely more difficult than today. It was super windy in that Pittsburgh game. I don’t believe I had two 50-yarders, I don’t remember. I know I had a lot of long kicks in that game. But this was definitely a special one. Especially for me coming back here, it’s been seven years since I came back in 2014. This kind of started the run, I guess, when the Broncos cut me. I hit a 41-yarder off the right upright, then a week or two later after the Dolphins game they ended up cutting me. This place is special for me to kind of come back and perform like that. It’s always difficult to kick here in a stadium like this.”

He is the first Broncos’ player to win the Player of the Week award in back-to-back games since Mike Anderson back in 2000. McManus snagged the award after a three field goal and four extra point game in the Broncos win over the New York Jets in Week 4.

Denver recently signed McManus to a 4-year extension worth $17.2 million with $9.5 million guaranteed. Through five games, he has been worth every penny of that deal.