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Dec 24, 2013 6:47 PM by Jordan Mason

Manning named AFC Offensive Player of Week

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season and the 26th time in his career, the NFL informed the Broncos on Tuesday.

Manning completed 32-of-51 passes for 400 yards with four touchdowns (113.2 rtg.) in Denver's AFC West-clinching 37-13 win against the Houston Texans on Sunday. His fourth and final touchdown of the day-a 25-yarder to tight end Julius Thomas in the fourth quarter-was his 51st of the season, passing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (2007) for the most in a single season in NFL history.

His performance represented his seventh career game with 400 yards passing and four touchdowns, tying Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino for the all-time record. His four games accomplishing that feat this season are more than any player besides Marino has recorded in an entire career.

The award marks the 26th time Manning has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, adding to his NFL record. It's the fifth time he has earned the honor with Denver (Weeks 6 & 17 in 2012 and Weeks 1 & 3 in 2013) and the 53rd time a Broncos player has taken home the award.

 

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES, SINGLE SEASON, NFL HISTORY


Player
Year
No.

1.
Peyton Manning, Den.
2013
51

2.
Tom Brady, N.E.
2007
50

3.
Peyton Manning, Ind.
2004
49

4.
Dan Marino, Mia.
1984
48

5.
Drew Brees, N.O.
2011
46

 

MOST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS, NFL HISTORY


Player
No.

1.
Peyton Manning*
26

2.
Tom Brady*
24

3.
Dan Marino
18

4.
Drew Brees*
16

Brett Favre
16

6.
John Elway
15

*Active

 

 

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