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Denver Broncos: Peyton Manning Named Offensive Player of the Week

January 2nd, 2013 at 5:57 PM
By DJ Siddiqi

'Peyton Manning' photo (c) 2012, Jeffrey Beall - license:

As if the number of accomplishments couldn't get any higher, add one more to the list for the 2012 Denver Broncos.

Peyton Manning was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 17 for his performance in Denver's 38-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs which clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage for the Broncos throughout the Playoffs. Manning won the award for the 23rd time in his career, which ties Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the most in NFL history.

Manning sat out most of the fourth quarter as the Broncos had the game in hand. Peyton completed 23-of-29 passes for a 79.3 completion rate, 304 yards with three touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 144.8 quarterback rating. The quarterback rating was the highest mark by an AFC quarterback in a single game during the 2012 season.

Manning's AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award in Week 17 was the eighth time a Denver Bronco was bestowed with a weekly award in 2012. Peyton is also one of the favorites to win the MVP and Comeback Player of the Year awards.

Tags: Denver, Denver Broncos, Football, NFL, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

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