ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - For the second time this season, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Manning torched the Oakland Raiders secondary as he completed 32-of37 passes for 374 yards with three touchdowns in the Broncos 37-21 win on Monday.
Manning’s 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 as a member of the Broncos. He won the award for the first week of the season when he threw for seven touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens. He also won the award last year two times during weeks 6 and 17.
It is the 50th time a Broncos player has taken home the AFC Player of the Week honors.