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Another AFC offensive player of the week for Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos quarterback Manning winds up to throw against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL football game in Denver Reuters

The NFL might want to consider letting Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hold onto the AFC offensive player of the week award indefinitely.

For the second time in the first three weeks of the season, the league has bestowed the honor on Manning in recognition of his performance against the Raiders in Denver’s 37-21 victory on Monday night. It is also the 25th time that Manning has received conference offensive honors over the course of his career, more than anyone else in history.

Manning set a personal and franchise best by connecting on 32-of-37 passes for a completion percentage of 86.5 against Oakland. He threw for 374 yards on those passes, marking the sixth time in NFL history that a player has thrown for at least 350 yards while completing more than 85 percent of his passes.

Manning also threw three touchdown passes, a drop from the seven he threw to win the weekly honors in the first week of the season. They were still enough to give him 12 touchdowns on the year, the most in history for a player in the first three weeks of a season.

Manning will try to make it three in four weeks against the Eagles on Sunday.

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34 Responses to “Another AFC offensive player of the week for Peyton Manning”
  1. somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 25, 2013 11:08 AM

    Can’t wait to see this egomaniac drilled into the turf…hard and often.

  2. thenyolive says: Sep 25, 2013 11:11 AM

    They have a much easier schedule than the 07 Pats did. Peyton gets the regular season awards and maybe breaks the td record. 17-1.

  3. mvpolamalu says: Sep 25, 2013 11:15 AM

    Why does everybody have to compare him to 07 Brady and bash him for only winning 1 super bowl (cause it’s so easy).Just appreciate greatness

  4. shayeezy says: Sep 25, 2013 11:20 AM

    because he hasn’t been great when it has mattered most.

  5. jonevans83 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:23 AM

    “thenyolive says:
    Sep 25, 2013 11:11 AM
    They have a much easier schedule than the 07 Pats did. Peyton gets the regular season awards and maybe breaks the td record. 17-1.”

    LOL?

    Just like every other year, the Pat’s only have to win a couple games to get into the playoffs because of the divisional games. The 1-15 Fins twice that year… plus bills and jets… haha… and then were gifted a few games… baltimore? what was it.. 4 4th down tries? ha

  6. unbelieverjb says: Sep 25, 2013 11:23 AM

    >somethingsmellsrotten says:
    >Sep 25, 2013 11:08 AM
    >Can’t wait to see this egomaniac drilled into the >turf…hard and often.

    Wait, what? I’ve been watching Peyton Manning since his days at Tennessee, and I’ve never heard of him saying anything egotistical in all that time. Are you perhaps looking in the mirror and thinking of someone else?

  7. sundayisthebestday says: Sep 25, 2013 11:30 AM

    Super Bowls are a team accomplishment. As far as individual QB accomplishments, it’s hard to argue against Manning.

  8. footballchic777 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:31 AM

    What they didn’t mention in the article is that Peyton rarely even through the ball in the entire 2nd half. Denver was working on their ground game, so those stats were WAY under what they could have been had they had any competition. As for comparing him to others……..I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MIND LIKE THIS IN FOOTBALL! This guy is amazing. He makes everyone on the field around him better. You may find a QB that can throw farther. or this one that runs, or this one that has a better realease, and on and on, but you package all that he has, and no one compares.

  9. seansds3d says: Sep 25, 2013 11:40 AM

    I guess you guys forgot that Peyton has won a Super Bowl and is about to again this year. All the haters are just jealous. The guy is machine and has more weapons this year than any other he’s played. Be afraid… be very afraid.

  10. phillyrick22 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:41 AM

    just let him keep that award this week .. my birds are toast on Sunday .. same ol powderpuff defense that we field every week has no chance ..

  11. joetoronto says: Sep 25, 2013 11:42 AM

    He’s the regular season champ, no doubt about it.

  12. blue18hutthutt says: Sep 25, 2013 11:47 AM

    somethingsmellsrotten says:
    Sep 25, 2013 11:08 AM
    Can’t wait to see this egomaniac drilled into the turf…hard and often.
    —————————-

    How is he an ego maniac? This is the guy who elected to take a knee when gifted with a first and goal on the Ravens goal line in 2004 on a MNF game with a chance to break Marino’s sacred TD record on prime time TV rather than run up the score in pursuit of an individual award (Brees might’ve done it and had a celebration planned afterwards on the other hand)

    Manning also went to 3 TEs and ran the ball the majority of the second half against the Raiders to close the game out rather than run it up.

    Stupidity knows no bounds sometimes

  13. vikings28 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:49 AM

    Great, great Quarterback!

  14. t8ertot says: Sep 25, 2013 11:49 AM

    Regular season champ. Post season chump. Just wait till he has to face a real defense

  15. forsbergler says: Sep 25, 2013 11:55 AM

    Tom Brady
    Comp% 57.5% Ranked 26th
    Yds 698 yds Ranked 19th
    Yds per Att 5.5 yds Ranked 32nd
    Pass Yds per Game 232 yds Ranked 19th
    Passing Td’s 5 Ranked T 13th
    Int’s 2 Ranked T 16th
    Sacked 7 times Ranked T 19th
    QB Rating 79.4 Ranked 23rd
    3rd Down Conv. 21-53 39% Ranked 13th

    Payton Manning
    Comp% 73% Ranked 1st
    Yds 1143 Yds Ranked 1st
    Yds per Att 9.37 Yds Ranked 1st
    Yds per Game 381 Yds Ranked 1st
    Passing Td’s 12 Ranked 1st
    Int’s 0 Ranked T32nd
    Sacked 4 Times Ranked 31st
    QB Rating 134.7 Ranked 1st
    3rd Down Conv. 21-39 53.8% Ranked 1st

    Payton>Brady

  16. sarcasm says: Sep 25, 2013 12:02 PM

    What part of Tom Brady (06-present), being an exponentially better quarterback than Tom Brady(01-05) do people fail to understand.

    Tom Brady 2001-05 3 rings
    Tom Brady 2006-present 0 rings.

    That alone should stop the thumping of the chest of the rings rings rings argument. Brady as a QB now dwarfs Brady as a QB then, but has no bling to show for it.

    Either people are just too dadgum ignorant or their opinion is too biased to let them see things objectively.

  17. xxwhodatxx says: Sep 25, 2013 12:06 PM

    Manning will dominate the regular season no doubt. Just wait till playoff time, then it’s over.

  18. terripet says: Sep 25, 2013 12:10 PM

    Brady i hope you are taking notes and learning from the best.

  19. joetoronto says: Sep 25, 2013 12:10 PM

    forsbergler:

    Duh, Payton was a RB with the Bears.

    Have you even heard of the Bears?

  20. wolfiereasonedlife says: Sep 25, 2013 12:16 PM

    Imagine how good the passing game would be if they just had Tebow though. I pray that after weighing all the offers that Tim Tebow will chose to rejoin the Broncos this season. We’ve paid for our mistake, come home Tim. Amen.

  21. xxsweepthelegxx says: Sep 25, 2013 12:17 PM

    Forsbergler = Bridget Moynahan. Dude, why do you have such a hahhhd on for Brady? Did he not sleep with you in college or something.

    It’s Peyton btw.

  22. distracted9 says: Sep 25, 2013 12:27 PM

    In my opinion Manning is extremely overrated.. I think he’s a top 10 qb but far from the best. Anyone mention he completed 10 passes in a row without a first down? That can only happen if a qb is dumping the ball trying to pad his stats with yards after catch.. He was hit once and not even hard and he fumbled, 06 playoff run 2 TDs 7 interceptions… Super Bowl 06.. 2 picks 0 TDs.. I also can’t stand how he feels he’s entitled to favorable calls. He has cried and has had more rules changed to protect his play than any other QB in the history of the NFL. You say the league has gone soft? Alot has to do with Peyton.

  23. jbaxt says: Sep 25, 2013 12:36 PM

    Did Justin Houston also get player of the week, on the defensive side? Chiefs Broncos could be a bigger game than most thought it would be. Chiefs d looks great, Manning looks great. The downside is I don’t think KC can score more than 30, Denver May do that every week.

  24. blue18hutthutt says: Sep 25, 2013 12:50 PM

    distracted9 says:
    Sep 25, 2013 12:27 PM
    In my opinion Manning is extremely overrated.. I think he’s a top 10 qb but far from the best. Anyone mention he completed 10 passes in a row without a first down? That can only happen if a qb is dumping the ball trying to pad his stats with yards after catch.. He was hit once and not even hard and he fumbled, 06 playoff run 2 TDs 7 interceptions… Super Bowl 06.. 2 picks 0 TDs.. I also can’t stand how he feels he’s entitled to favorable calls. He has cried and has had more rules changed to protect his play than any other QB in the history of the NFL. You say the league has gone soft? Alot has to do with Peyton.
    =================================

    You might want to check your facts while riding the short bus pal.

    06 playoffs he had 4 TDs 7 INTs and in the Superbowl, against the #1 D in the league in a pouring monsoon, he had Superbowl MVP honors by dissecting the best D in the league and had 1 TD 1 INT (the TD coming with a DL man draped on him). Also, nevermind he had the greatest comeback in AFC Championship history in a game for the ages

    And you’re going to sit there with a straight face and tell me no other QB in the league cries for flags? Ever watched Brady play? Oh but I’m sorry, I forgot when other QBs do it it’s because they’re “fiery and competitive”

    And yeah, he’s OBVIOUSLY trying to pad his stats – you seriously can’t make up this sort of stupid. That’s why he ran the ball the majority of the second half out of a 3 TE formation.

    We get it, you hate Peyton Manning, try not to look like a moron in the process.

  25. queeflatifah says: Sep 25, 2013 1:01 PM

    Somewhere in south Florida, while the rest of the country praises manning or argues whether Brady was better………Ryan tannehill continues to improve, under complete anonymity, and lead an undefeated Miami dolphins to the playoffs to knock off manning and Brady

  26. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Sep 25, 2013 1:02 PM

    somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 25, 2013 11:08 AM

    Can’t wait to see this egomaniac drilled into the turf…hard and often.
    ——————————————
    Just like your pathetic Raiders were supposed to do Monday, right? Can’t wait to see your rotten smelling team go without a winning record for 11 straight years. And next time, leave your lame costumes for that dump you call a stadium.

  27. poridge1214 says: Sep 25, 2013 1:06 PM

    Forget about Manning only having 1 SB ring. The fact that he’s playing this well on the wrong side of 35, after missing a full season with a career threatening neck injury, and oh yeah, on a different team…… just shows he’s truly one of the greatest all time.

    Put little brother Eli and his 2 rings on a different team, where his defense can’t win titles for him…and see how well he does. Same for any other QB.

  28. footballwithoutpolitics says: Sep 25, 2013 1:20 PM

    atleastimnotaraidersfan says:
    Sep 25, 2013 1:02 PM

    Just like your pathetic Raiders were supposed to do Monday, right? Can’t wait to see your rotten smelling team go without a winning record for 11 straight years. And next time, leave your lame costumes for that dump you call a stadium.
    ***************************************************
    That’s a hell of an obsession you have with the Raiders, buddy.

    Do you fall asleep thinking about them?

  29. surfinbird1 says: Sep 25, 2013 1:45 PM

    Give it to the whole team. The guys that protect his ass,catch the ball for him. The defense that stops the other guys from scoring. This is a very good team. I’ll say he’s the best that ever played the game when I see him perform like that on an average team,but he’ll never play for an average team.

  30. forsbergler says: Sep 25, 2013 1:46 PM

    Man! Welker looked good last Monday night didn’t he? right now he has 2 less TD’s than the entire Pats team has. What a mistake to let him walk. Wait a sec, they didn’t let him walk. He couldn’t wait to get outta there. I can’t imagine why. Tom treats his WR awesome, ask Edleman. I can’t understand why any of his old recievers don’t want to come back and play. You think Branch and Lloyd or even Moss would be chomping at the bit to play on this team. Maybe a call to TO isn’t out of the question yet. how great would that be huh? TO on the Pats. That would be halarious.

  31. thenyolive says: Sep 25, 2013 2:19 PM

    jonevans83 says:
    Just like every other year, the Pat’s only have to win a couple games to get into the playoffs because of the divisional games. The 1-15 Fins twice that year… plus bills and jets… haha…

    ————————-
    So, you’re agreeing with me.

  32. sagatti says: Sep 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    footballwithoutpolitics says:
    Sep 25, 2013 1:20 PM
    atleastimnotaraidersfan says:
    Sep 25, 2013 1:02 PM

    Just like your pathetic Raiders were supposed to do Monday, right? Can’t wait to see your rotten smelling team go without a winning record for 11 straight years. And next time, leave your lame costumes for that dump you call a stadium.
    ***************************************************
    That’s a hell of an obsession you have with the Raiders, buddy.

    Do you fall asleep thinking about them?

    The TRAIDERS had chance to drill him into the turf… How’d that work out? Any EVERY REAL BRONCO FAN knows TRAIDER HATE is a MUST! I just have one correction… 2002 was the last winning season…So…that would be 12 years WITHOUT .500 RECORD…. Theyre working on year 13…. T-RASH!!!!!!

  33. malvaren18 says: Sep 25, 2013 5:40 PM

    Can Everybody say MVP 2013

  34. aaace1966 says: Sep 27, 2013 12:55 PM

    For anyone who has any questions, fears , or resentments, (haters will hate!), Take some time, and make sure you have plenty, go to Wikipedia and type in Peyton Manning. Treat yourself. Scroll down and take a look at the records from high school, through college , and the NFL. The facts speak for themselves. Greatness is a culmination of everything. Peyton has played at this consistent level of greatness for his entire career. There is, nor has there ever been a greater quarterback in the NFL. Quarterbacks win games, teams win Championships. Hail Peyton… The General, The Cerebral Assassin. Simply the best of all time. Period.

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