Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning named AFC Player of the Month

Manning led Denver to a 2-1 record in October

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The awards continue to roll in for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Manning, 35, was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for Oct. the league announced Thursday.

This the fifth time he has received the honor, passing former Broncos running back Terrell Davis for the second-most in NFL history. Manning is now one behind current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady who owns six AFC Offensive Player of the Month awards.

During the month of October, Manning led the Broncos to a 2-1 record while completing 77-of-104 passes for 951 yards with nine touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 126.7.

He also finished the month by either leading or tying for the AFC lead in yards, completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdowns, completed passes of 25 yards or more and passer rating.

With the honor, Manning becomes the second player in team history since Jake Plummer in 2003 to post a quarterback rating of at least 115.0 in three consecutive games.  

The 15-year quarterback has set a Broncos record with his current stretch of five consecutive games with 300 passing yards dating back to September. The streak also matches his personal-best which he accomplished in 2009.

Manning becomes the seventh Broncos player to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Month honors and the first since quarterback Jay Cutler was recognized in September of 2008. This is the eleventh time overall that a Broncos player has won the award.

On the season, Manning has passed for 2,113 yards with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions.

The Broncos (4-3) begin play in the month of November in Cincinnati, where they face the Bengals on Sunday at 11 a.m.


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