Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning named AFC Player of the Month for December

Manning led Broncos to 5-0 record in December

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - In what might be a signal of a possible fifth MVP trophy on the horizon, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for December.

Manning led the Broncos to a perfect 5-0 record in the month, completing 123-of-174 passes for 1,399 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions.

He became the third quarterback in NFL history to guide his team to an unbeaten record in the last month of the season while completing 70 percent of his passes and throwing for 1,300 yards with 10 touchdowns.

The two others on the list were New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner.

The 15-year veteran led all AFC passers in completion percentage (70.7), yards per attempt (8), touchdowns (11), first-down percentage (42%), and passer rating (108.4).

Manning was also named the Player of the Month in October and this is his sixth such honor in his career tying him for the most in league history.

The Broncos hope Manning's hot streak continues into the playoffs as they will host the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens or the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the AFC Divisional Round.

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