Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Peyton Manning led Broncos on 35-24 comeback win
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning can add another NFL record to his already hall of fame career.
The NFL named Manning the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for a league-record 22nd time on Wednesday.
Manning guided the Broncos to a 35-24 comeback win over San Diego on Monday by completing 24 of 30 passes for 309 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He also finished the game with a 129.0 quarterback passer rating.
He tied former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino for the most game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime at 47.
The Broncos entered the second half trailing the Chargers 24-0. On the first drive Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas on a 29-yard touchdown pass.
He threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker and 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley in the fourth quarter, which gave the Broncos their first lead of the game at 28-24 with 9:03 left.
Manning was 13 of 14 for 167 yards in the second half for the Broncos (3-3) who tied the Chargers atop the AFC West. He finished with a quarterback passer rating of 129.0.
The win tied the largest come-from-behind win in Broncos history and became the fifth team in NFL history to comeback from a 24-point deficit.
This is Manning's first AFC Offensive Player of the Week since 2010. He has won the award at least once in every year of his 15-year career except for 2002 and 2011.
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