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Peyton Manning named AFC offensive player of the month

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Peyton Manning may dispute the “He’s back” narrative, but it’s hard to argue with the results.

The Broncos quarterback was named AFC offensive player of the month for October, after completing 74.0 percent of his passes for a 126.7 rating, with nine touchdowns and one interception in three games.

He’s either leading or tied for the AFC lead in practically every significant passing category, and has a five-game streak of 300-yard passing days, and has posted a rating of at least 115.0 in three straight.

So if he’s not back, it’s a little scary to think what he’ll play like when he is.

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18 Responses to “Peyton Manning named AFC offensive player of the month”
  1. rj88888 says: Nov 1, 2012 11:02 AM

    Peyton Manning has silenced his haters with authority .

  2. stealthjunk says: Nov 1, 2012 11:05 AM

    What an incredible story. There’s really no way to explain how a guy who is 36 years old and coming off a potential career-ending injury could be performing at career-record levels.

    Maybe Manning is right that he’s not “back” all the way — perhaps having an actual running game, a solid defense, and big WRs who rack up YAC are allowing him to put up better numbers than he did in Indy.

  3. electionconfidential says: Nov 1, 2012 11:07 AM

    Not bad.

  4. azusadave says: Nov 1, 2012 11:07 AM

    Gee, too bad he has a “noodle arm.”

  5. broncobacker says: Nov 1, 2012 11:10 AM

    Wow! How foolish it was to sign him! He’s still the best qb in the league.

  6. h3min1230 says: Nov 1, 2012 11:11 AM

    Not impressed…

  7. flash1283 says: Nov 1, 2012 11:13 AM

    He doesn’t get to play 8 games in a dome anymore, lets see what happens when the weather starts to change and the snow comes.

  8. smartassticus says: Nov 1, 2012 11:22 AM

    Happy for Peyton and the Bronco’s, Until they play the Colts!

  9. Sarcasm says: Nov 1, 2012 11:28 AM

    These next 5 or so years will put Irsay back in the bottle.

  10. mikeyarch53 says: Nov 1, 2012 11:33 AM


  11. pftcensorssuck says: Nov 1, 2012 11:41 AM

    Wait… I thought his neck was going to fall off, and he was all washed up?

    Paging Mr. Irsay ……

  12. sschmiggles says: Nov 1, 2012 12:05 PM

    Dude is a gamer.

    I drafted him in like the 12th round of my fantasy league, you can’t get a better steal than that

  13. vcupats says: Nov 1, 2012 12:09 PM

    Who was that QB that beat him in October?

  14. sylar1888 says: Nov 1, 2012 12:29 PM

    I couldn’t be more happy for Peyton. I will always be his biggest fan and will route for Denver as long as it doesn’t hurt the Colts. It’s amazing how a guy his age can come back and not miss a beat after four neck surgeries! Good Luck the rest of the way Peyton! —Huge Colts fan

  15. mataug says: Nov 1, 2012 12:32 PM

    I am a huge Peyton Manning fan but if you pause and think about it for a moment, looking at his recent performances, the Colts couldn’t afford to miss out on a guy like Andrew Luck. Just read the SI(or maybe it was CBS) story about Manning’s rehab. There was no guarantee of how things were going to be for him.

  16. buffskg says: Nov 1, 2012 12:48 PM

    “flash1283 says:
    Nov 1, 2012 11:13 AM
    He doesn’t get to play 8 games in a dome anymore, lets see what happens when the weather starts to change and the snow comes.”

    Yeah, those 300 days of sunshine in Denver are going to be brutal on him.

  17. malvaren18 says: Nov 1, 2012 12:56 PM

    And he is not 100% yet, I can wait to see him play at 100%.

  18. azwildcats96 says: Nov 2, 2012 12:46 PM

    Lance Armstrong needed a role model like Manning.

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