Denver Broncos Peyton Manning named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for second time this season

Manning ties Tom Brady for most P.O.W. honors

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Manning completed 23-of-29 passes for 304 yards with three touchdowns in the Broncos 38-3 thrashing of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.  He also notched the highest passer rating of any other AFC quarterback this year, at 144.8.

In his first season with the Broncos, Manning broke the single-season franchise record for the most completions (400), passing yards (4,659), completions percentage (68.6%), touchdowns (37) and passer rating (105.9).

Manning also won the award for his week six comeback victory over the San Diego Chargers. It is the 48th time that a Bronco has won the Player of the Week honor and the eighth overall this season, leading the entire league in honors.

Manning and the rest of the Broncos will take the week off and face either the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts or the Cincinnati Bengals Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the AFC Divisional Round of the Playoffs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

As the first seed in the AFC Conference, the Broncos will play the lowest seed alive in after this weekend's Wild Card Playoff games.


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