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Peyton Manning is December’s AFC offensive player of the month

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Peyton Manning ended his comeback season with a flourish, leading the Broncos to five wins in five tries, and the quarterback has been named the AFC offensive player of the month as a result.

Manning also took home the honor in October and this win leaves him with six of the monthly awards for his career. That’s tied with six other players for the most in the NFL since they started handing them out in 1986.

Manning had a 108.4 quarterback rating in the five December victories and completed just over 70 percent of his passes for the month. He threw forĀ 1,399 yards and 11 touchdowns as the Broncos put the finishing touches on a regular season that left them as the top seed in the AFC heading into the playoffs. According to a release from the Broncos, Manning is just the third quarterback in history to go undefeated in the final month of the season with a completion percentage of at least 70 percent while throwing for at least 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson looks like a good bet for NFC honors this month, which would help set the stage even more as Manning and Peterson square off for MVP and comeback player of the year awards that each of them have built compelling cases for this season.

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14 Responses to “Peyton Manning is December’s AFC offensive player of the month”
  1. dexterismyhero says: Jan 3, 2013 10:48 AM

    Why would Peterson be up for Comeback Player when he didn’t miss any time?

  2. elliottcovert says: Jan 3, 2013 10:50 AM

    I’m guessing he has an overflowing closet at home full of these things

  3. tatvin says: Jan 3, 2013 10:53 AM

    Manning and AP co MVP and be done with it

  4. snarcasms says: Jan 3, 2013 10:58 AM

    It’s too bad he’s just a dome-quarterback.

  5. acanniv says: Jan 3, 2013 11:16 AM

    MMMM…that’s some tasty snarcasm! Well played sir.

  6. mrconnors says: Jan 3, 2013 11:23 AM

    What compelling case has Forehead made? Aaron Rodgers has better stats than him. Forehead also took a playoff team…..to the playoffs. We’ll see if he goes one and done like usual.

    Peterson had Christian Ponder as his QB. Even if he only ran for 1600 yards, he should be the MVP. He ran for 2000 and dragged the Vikings into the playoffs.

  7. jjbadd385 says: Jan 3, 2013 11:26 AM

    As a Bronco fan, I have no problem whatsoever with Manning and AP sharing the MVP award, & I suspect they wouldn’t have a problem with it either, as they are both great players and classy men…

  8. mrconnors says: Jan 3, 2013 11:31 AM

    And just to show what frauds everyone is, think about when Cassel took over for Brady. With a much weaker schedule, the Patriots dropped from 16-0 to 11-5. That proved that Brady was just a system QB.

    The Broncos go from 8-8 to 13-3 (with an easier schedule, take a look at the dogs Denver has beaten during their 11 game win streak), so therefore, Peyton’s the MVP.

    Way to stay consistent.

  9. milehigh85 says: Jan 3, 2013 12:05 PM

    Mrconnors, it wouldn’t matter if Peyton threw for 9,000 yards and 70 touchdowns guys like you would still make excuses as to why its not that special. Haters gonna hate, right? So forgive me if I don’t take your opinion seriously.

  10. acanniv says: Jan 3, 2013 12:07 PM

    Who the hell ever said Brady was “just a system QB?” Nobody, that’s who. Nice straw man argument. Man, Patriot fans take the “no one respects us” game to a whole other level.

  11. malvaren18 says: Jan 3, 2013 12:49 PM

    How did Brady get in the conversation, he is not in the running for MVP.

  12. voleagle says: Jan 3, 2013 1:08 PM

    A lot of folks want to make AP leading the Vikes from aaa non playoff team last year to playoffs this year greater than PM leading the Broncs from 8-8 to 13-3 and #1 seed. Excuse me but wasn’t AP a part of that non playoff Vikes effort while PM took over a new team after a year off with a “potentially career ending” series of spinal surgeries? AP had a phenomenal year but how can anyone objectively compare their leadership contributions?

  13. voleagle says: Jan 3, 2013 1:19 PM

    IMO the PM & AP Co-MVP idea has merit.

  14. sweetsweetpubes says: Jan 3, 2013 2:17 PM

    Archie Manning is a man’s man.

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