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Record night makes Peyton Manning AFC offensive player of the week

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There are plenty of ways to wind up being named the AFC offensive player of the week, but there’s probably no surer way to do it than tying an NFL record for the most touchdown passes in a single game.

That’s what Peyton Manning did by throwing seven touchdowns in the Broncos’ season-opening 49-27 victory over the Ravens. It’s the 24th time in Manning’s career that he’s been so honored, more than any other player.

Manning became the fifth player in league history (George Blanda threw seven touchdowns in an AFL game) to throw seven touchdown passes in the game and the first since Joe Kapp did it in 1969. In addition, Manning set or tied records for the most games with four, five and six touchdown passes while extending his own record for the most games with three touchdown passes.

It’s hard to imagine the kind of individual performance that would beat that out for weekly honors, but anyone who manages to pull it off should probably get an acceptance speech ready.

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14 Responses to “Record night makes Peyton Manning AFC offensive player of the week”
  1. thekiller678 says: Sep 11, 2013 10:48 AM

    I hope Peyton wins another Super Bowl before he retires.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 11, 2013 10:51 AM

    Regular season Quarterback. Will get 1987’ed by the Redskins in the Superbowl. #HTTR

  3. BigBeachBall says: Sep 11, 2013 11:04 AM

    Charger wins against Denver: going back 10 years

    December 5, 2004 Denver Broncos W 20–17
    November 19, 2006 at Denver Broncos W 35 – 27
    December 10, 2006 Denver Broncos W 48 – 20
    October 7, 2007 Denver Broncos W 41–3
    December 24, 2007 Denver Broncos W 23–3
    December 28, 2008 Denver Broncos W 52–21
    November 22, 2009 at Denver Broncos W 32–3
    November 22, 2009 Denver Broncos W 35–14
    January 2, 2010 at Denver Broncos W 33–28
    October 9. 2011 at Denver Broncos W 29–24

  4. bach2112 says: Sep 11, 2013 11:09 AM

    Oh snap didnt see logicalknee post. Question logicalidiot did you wear a knee brace for Bob the whole summer for support? Is your bum Redskin red from arse whooping the eggles laid on yall? You are my 3rd favorite troll ever.

  5. southpaw2k says: Sep 11, 2013 11:09 AM

    BigBeachBall says:
    Sep 11, 2013 11:04 AM
    Charger wins against Denver: going back 10 years

    December 5, 2004 Denver Broncos W 20–17
    November 19, 2006 at Denver Broncos W 35 – 27
    December 10, 2006 Denver Broncos W 48 – 20
    October 7, 2007 Denver Broncos W 41–3
    December 24, 2007 Denver Broncos W 23–3
    December 28, 2008 Denver Broncos W 52–21
    November 22, 2009 at Denver Broncos W 32–3
    November 22, 2009 Denver Broncos W 35–14
    January 2, 2010 at Denver Broncos W 33–28
    October 9. 2011 at Denver Broncos W 29–24

    ————————————————

    The Broncos and Chargers played a doubleheader on November 22, 2009?

  6. mvpolamalu says: Sep 11, 2013 11:13 AM

    He deserves a second ring

  7. jmorand47 says: Sep 11, 2013 11:22 AM

    And here is the funny thing. As remarkable as Manning’s night was. He wasn’t a perfect passer. The NFL’s perfect passer rating, (which is a stupid stat), says that a QB that would go 10 for 11 and throw 2 TDs have no INTS and have a yards per attempt greater than 12.5 would have a better night than Manning did. Silly.

  8. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Sep 11, 2013 11:27 AM

    BigBeachBall says: Sep 11, 2013 11:04 AM

    Charger wins against Denver: going back 10 years

    December 5, 2004 Denver Broncos W 20–17
    November 19, 2006 at Denver Broncos W 35 – 27
    December 10, 2006 Denver Broncos W 48 – 20
    October 7, 2007 Denver Broncos W 41–3
    December 24, 2007 Denver Broncos W 23–3
    December 28, 2008 Denver Broncos W 52–21
    November 22, 2009 at Denver Broncos W 32–3
    November 22, 2009 Denver Broncos W 35–14
    January 2, 2010 at Denver Broncos W 33–28
    October 9. 2011 at Denver Broncos W 29–24
    —————————————————-
    Broncos Super Bowl victories: 2

    Chargers Super Bowl victories: crickets

  9. professorcolumbus says: Sep 11, 2013 11:31 AM

    But..but ESPN said his Total QBR was only fifth best of the week?! How can that be wrong?

  10. richiebburg says: Sep 11, 2013 11:43 AM

    “But..but ESPN said his Total QBR was only fifth best of the week?! How can that be wrong?”

    I LOL’D when I saw that. 5th best. With Cutler and Daltons performance rated higher.. What a joke ESPN

  11. malvaren18 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:21 PM

    The Real MVP of the NFL

  12. malvaren18 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:23 PM

    All he needs now is a 5th MVP award, and a Super Bowl Ring.

  13. catquick says: Sep 11, 2013 1:39 PM

    does 7 measly TD’s really merit a player of the week?

  14. atwatercrushesokoye says: Sep 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    So you went through the Chargers record v the Broncos for the last 10 seasons 03-12 (presumably to brag) but there’s 10 games listed, meaning 10 Chargers wins, however they’ve played 20 games in that time making the record 10-10 in that time, well done with that boasting. The overall record is also 57-48-1 in favor of the Broncos.

    I noticed you haven’t listed any games since the first one in 2011, what happened since then? Surely San Diego beat Denver when they had the fullback at QB? Or the game where they led 24-0 at the half?…

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