Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning ranked best player in the NFL

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning ranked No. 1 on the NFL Network's The Top 100 Players of 2014 countdown.

The NFL cited some impressive stats: 55 touchdowns, 5,477 passing yards, the unprecedented fifth MVP award and his third trip to the Super Bowl.

Manning was ranked No. 2 in 2011 and 2013.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson finished second in the rankings.  Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson (last year's No. 1) and LeSean McCoy followed in that order.

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