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Peyton Manning sets another record in winning player of week

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named AFC offensive player of the week, but that’s almost stopped being news.

The honor was his 22nd in his career, which is a league record.

Manning was 24-of-30 for 309 yards and three touchdowns, leading his team to an amazing comeback over the Chargers, scoring 35 unanswered points in the second half to overcome a 24-0 deficit.

They were just the fifth team in league history

It included his 47th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, which tied Dan Marino for most in post-merger history (since 1970).

The honor gives him a edge over Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has been named player of the week 21 times.

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20 Responses to “Peyton Manning sets another record in winning player of week”
  1. schmitty2 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:07 AM

    I’m a little shocked. I was sure Rivers was a shoo-in to win that award

  2. rmdz7 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:17 AM

    Of course, no one is going to mention the Broncos defense that created all those turnovers and kept getting the ball back to Manning in decent field position, and even scored a TD on their own.

  3. killertech9 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:20 AM

    peyton is the greatest all time

  4. shoeflypie says: Oct 17, 2012 11:32 AM

    @rmdz7 Of course, the defense never gets Brady the ball, nor did Marino ever benefit from Dolphin take-always. Sounds more like sour grapes than anything else. The sign of any good quarterback is what he does with the ball, not how he gets it.

  5. rc33 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:39 AM

    Peyton was terrific but the Broncos defense…and the S.D. offense…handed that game to Denver.

  6. CharmCity207 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:40 AM

    Let me preface with the fact that I think Peyton is awesome. However, his performance wasn’t that special on Monday Night. The offense scored 21 of the 35 points, with the D scoring twice. Also Peyton had an Int returned for a touchdown. Effectively, Manning put up 14 points. I don’t think any other QB (except for Brady) would be applauded for that type of performance, much less calling it historic.

  7. jhein23 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:43 AM

    Love how theres no article mentioning Aaron Rodgers won NFC player of the week. Only articles trying to stir up drama about him. Maybe you’ll be in luck and he’ll walk by a person in the airport with cancer and you can talk about what a disgusting person he is again.

  8. broncosnative says: Oct 17, 2012 11:44 AM

    Yes the defense contributed in a big way in the win but without manning, there is no comeback. He was 13-14 passing in the second half with 3 TDs, first award of the year and he deserves it after all the criticism this season.

  9. William Mosher says: Oct 17, 2012 11:50 AM

    Rivers was a disaster and the Denver D was solid, but Manning was 24/30 (80%), 309 yds, 3 TD with one INT for a rating of 129. It only seemed average because on average he is awesome.

  10. zmarchbank says: Oct 17, 2012 11:58 AM

    You guys understand that him being named player of the week is what’s historic, not necessarily his performance, right? Regardless, he only threw six incompletions and the pick six he threw was the receiver’s fault. Pretty good performance even by Manning standards

  11. blackhawks23 says: Oct 17, 2012 12:07 PM

    “They were just the fifth team in league history”

    To do what? Score 35 unanswered? Come back from a 24-point deficit in the 2nd half?

    The lack of editing/proofreading on this site is really annoying at times, especially since most articles are written to sound condescending like you know are all football experts.

  12. joetoronto says: Oct 17, 2012 12:13 PM

    killertech9 says:
    Oct 17, 2012 11:20 AM
    peyton is the greatest all time
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    Debatable, if you only count the last 10 years.

    I have to admit, Manning looks pretty good so far.

    Can he do it all year and when the weather turns bad in Denver?

    Maybe, maybe not.

  13. malvaren18 says: Oct 17, 2012 12:28 PM

    Always whining about something, the broncos defence is nothing without manning doing his thing. Still angry about that loser Tebow get over it.

  14. ttgb2 says: Oct 17, 2012 12:45 PM

    Was it seriously just suggested by someone in the comments that Peyton had an average night?

    He lead his team to 35 points in a half to come back from 24-0, after his own team let the Chargers score 10 points without Peyton getting his hands on the ball.

    He’s the first player in NFL history (you read that right) to throw for 300 yards, 3 TDs, and have over 70% completion in 3 consecutive games.

    And this was also historic because the article here is wrong: this was Manning’s 37th 4th-quater comeback win, beating out Dan Marino for the most comeback victories of all time.

    Peyton Manning 37
    Dan Marino 36
    Johnny Unitas 34
    John Elway 34
    Joe Montana 31
    Brett Favre 30

    That is good company to keep, let alone be on top of.

    What he did tie with Marino was 47th Regular Season Game-Winning Drives.

    That game was fun to watch, and I’m so glad I didn’t turn it off.

    If the Broncos ever put together a 4 quarter game this season, they will be a very frightening team. We even got to see what their defense looks like playing from behind. When Miller+Dumervil can pin their ears back and rush the passer, and Tracy Porter (and apparently Tony Carter and Chris Harris? Who knew) can start playing aggressive, taking chances and jumping routes… Fortunately for their opponents, they apparently can only get it going for 60 minutes vs. the Raiders.

  15. noeffinway says: Oct 17, 2012 12:51 PM

    jhein23 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:43 AM

    Love how theres no article mentioning Aaron Rodgers won NFC player of the week. Only articles trying to stir up drama about him. Maybe you’ll be in luck and he’ll walk by a person in the airport with cancer and you can talk about what a disgusting person he is again.
    ——————
    hahahaha, you are a reflection of your qb Rodgers. Heck your a reflection of that entire gb organization! Cry babies!

  16. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 17, 2012 1:25 PM

    To all of you who said Manning was done (about 90% of you!):

    How’s YOUR quarterback look next to him now?

  17. bobzilla1001 says: Oct 17, 2012 3:36 PM

    Don’t understand how a highly-paid NFL quarterback is deserving for an “award” for doing little to nothing for nearly three entire quarters.
    I have a ton of respect for Manning. He’s the best quarterback of his generation, but this award is lame.

  18. ddogdaddy says: Oct 17, 2012 4:49 PM

    The excitement he creates is crazy. He spoiled us in Indy for so many years. I hated the fact he left but I think it was the right move for everyone. The Colts are my favorite team but Manning will always be my favorite player no matter what jersey he is wearing. Go Blue.

  19. frostymugobeer says: Oct 17, 2012 4:59 PM

    And the Broncos handed the Chargers the ball in the red zone twice in the first qtr.
    combined with the pick six it makes mannings comeback even more amazing.
    Dude has game !!
    and the broncos are a far better team with a legit shot at a lombardi in the next couple years thanks to Elway getting the deal done

  20. murf17 says: Oct 18, 2012 6:56 AM

    CharmCity207 says:Oct 17, 2012 11:40 AM

    Let me preface with the fact that I think Peyton is awesome. However, his performance wasn’t that special on Monday Night. The offense scored 21 of the 35 points, with the D scoring twice. Also Peyton had an Int returned for a touchdown. Effectively, Manning put up 14 points. I don’t think any other QB (except for Brady) would be applauded for that type of performance, much less calling it historic.

    Not awesome? You know he was 13-14 for 167 yards and 3 TD’s in the second half right. The only reason the pick 6 was on him is because he threw it to someone other than Decker, Thomas, dreesen stokley or tamme who knows how to recognize a hot read. Yes the D was fantastic but Manning is putting up numbers against the tougghest part of their schedule better than he ever did in Indy with the exception of his 49 TD season. Remember the guy is still coming back from 4 neck surgeries, he has a new offense and personnel oh yeah and he missed 20 months.

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