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Peyton Manning’s September performance gets honored

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Was there any doubt about who would be the AFC’s offensive player of the month?

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played perhaps the best four-game stretch of a career that has had plenty of impressive four-game stretches and it’s no surprise that he has been named the AFC offensive player of the month for September.

Manning completed 75 percent of his passes in four Broncos wins and threw for 1,470 yards and 16 touchdowns without throwing an interception. He tied an NFL record by throwing seven touchdowns in the season-opening victory over the Ravens, completed 84.5 percent of his passes in wins over the Raiders and Eagles to close out the month and the 16 touchdowns are the most of any player in history through the first four weeks of a season.

It’s the seventh AFC offensive player of the month award for Manning and his third since joining the Broncos last year, leaving him second in franchise history behind retired running back Terrell Davis. If Manning’s play should remain at this level, Davis won’t be in that spot for much longer but he’ll have company since most of the single-season passing records in the NFL would be at risk.

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  1. wryly1 says: Oct 3, 2013 12:37 PM

    Peyton Manning is doing what Peyton Manning has always done: Put up glitzy regular season stats, only to have very pedestrian stats and a losing record in the postseason. In fact, he’s lost more postseason games than any QB in postseason history. He’s not even as good as his little brother in postseason, let alone Brady, or Roethlisberger, or Brees or …

  2. skoobyfl says: Oct 3, 2013 12:38 PM

    I’d bet that if they played the Raiders / Eagles every week, his stats might be even better.

  3. wearethesteelers says: Oct 3, 2013 12:41 PM

    Manning: September champion, January loser.

  4. scottyhammer says: Oct 3, 2013 12:41 PM

    Remember when people wondered if he’d ever be able to play again after the neck surgeries? Crazy…

  5. seansds3d says: Oct 3, 2013 12:42 PM

    As a Bronco fan I feel privileged to watch this guy play every week. He truly is an artist of the game.

  6. kingbeason52 says: Oct 3, 2013 12:44 PM

    It is hard not to like Manning but it just feels like he is getting hot to early in the season and that he will eventually come back to earth..also at this point in his career the regular season doesn’t mean much..it is all about the playoffs..

  7. nyyjetsknicks says: Oct 3, 2013 12:45 PM

    Breaking: Peyton Manning is good at football.

  8. dmiller68 says: Oct 3, 2013 12:50 PM

    This is a no brainer… Denver is the best team in the NFL right now and I’m a Seahawks fan.

  9. joetoronto says: Oct 3, 2013 12:55 PM

    Just wait till December or January, when his arm is worn out and it’s freezing.

  10. footballfan01 says: Oct 3, 2013 12:56 PM

    I bought a Buick Verano, but I’ve found that the OnStar people really don’t like when you start yelling audibles at them.

  11. bobzilla1001 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:09 PM

    wryly:
    The last time Roethlisberger played exceptionally well in the postseason was in 2005, excluding Super Bowl 40, which was “only” eight seasons ago…
    Postseasons are all about lucky breaks, good defenses and making the fewest mistakes.
    There has never been a more studious, dedicated and passionate quarterback to ever play the position that Peyton Manning. His surgical skills are mesmerizing.

  12. blue18hutthutt says: Oct 3, 2013 1:15 PM

    wryly1 says:
    Oct 3, 2013 12:37 PM
    Peyton Manning is doing what Peyton Manning has always done: Put up glitzy regular season stats, only to have very pedestrian stats and a losing record in the postseason. In fact, he’s lost more postseason games than any QB in postseason history. He’s not even as good as his little brother in postseason, let alone Brady, or Roethlisberger, or Brees or …

    ================================

    Have you actually watched Brady in the post-season from 2005-onwards?

  13. somethingsmellsrotten says: Oct 3, 2013 1:17 PM

    Money grubbing egomaniac…that’s all he is.

  14. shoobiedoobin says: Oct 3, 2013 1:31 PM

    If you think his playoff losses are on him (minus one, maybe two if we’re reaching) you’re delusional.

  15. malvaren18 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:40 PM

    4 time NFL MVP soon to be 5 times, a Super Bowl under his belt, every passing record known to man ” yeah sure ” this guy is a real looser.

  16. datmilehighswagistoodamnhigh says: Oct 3, 2013 1:42 PM

    To the people talking about how Manning will choke in January, this guy has been to 2 Superbowls and won 1 with, as we all saw when got injured, a mediocre Colts team. Last year sure his arm look worn out but dude was coming off an injury and was still gaining arm strength. Plus it was crazy cold, id like to see you play in that weather. This year he and this team are highly motivated and the best complete football team, top to bottom, in the nfl. The Broncos will beat the Seahawks in the Superbowl. It will be close but until the Hawks get more dynamic in the passing game they cant hang. Everybody talks about Seattles D vs Denvers O. The match up well, Sherman on Thomas, Browner on Decker, Earl Thomas and K.J. right on J thomas. Chancellor and whoever thier nickel cb on Welker. But even then Denver can run the ball and make Seattle bring a safety down and open up the pass with play action. The bigger story is Seattles O vs Denvers D. Denver can shut down the Seahawk offense much like they did against Pryor and Vick. Excpet this time we’ll have Von Miller. Either way Peyton is on a whole nother level this year, i cant wait to see this season unfold, GO BRONCOS!!

  17. FoozieGrooler says: Oct 3, 2013 1:49 PM

    I don’t care who you are or who your team is, but if you’re not in awe when you see this guy play, you’re not really a football fan.

  18. gochargersgo says: Oct 3, 2013 1:51 PM

    seansds3d says:
    Oct 3, 2013 12:42 PM
    “As a Bronco fan I feel privileged to watch this guy play every week. He truly is an artist of the game.”

    Even as a Chargers fan, I feel privileged as well. Did when he was a colt too.

  19. gochargersgo says: Oct 3, 2013 1:55 PM

    wryly1 says:
    Oct 3, 2013 12:37 PM
    “Peyton Manning is doing what Peyton Manning has always done: Put up glitzy regular season stats, only to have very pedestrian stats and a losing record in the postseason. In fact, he’s lost more postseason games than any QB in postseason history. He’s not even as good as his little brother in postseason, let alone Brady, or Roethlisberger, or Brees or …”

    How are Ben and Eli doing now?

  20. bunglesandbears says: Oct 3, 2013 2:10 PM

    He should have won best defensive platter of the month too, as we all know, the best defense is a good offense.

  21. broncosnative says: Oct 3, 2013 2:32 PM

    You haters are something else, you’re like a broken record saying the same crap over and over and over again. Were you told that you’ll never amount tot anything in your life? Did you get bullied as a kid? Are you looking for some attention that you never received? Peyton manning is the best to ever play the game, no QB has the smarts to run their own offense. If he sees a play is not gonna work, he’ll change it. Romo is trying to be like manning but can’t, it’s a gift of his. Peyton manning is a hard worker and he loves the game of football, he puts in extra work to improve on anything. You would rathe hate on manning but workshop a selfish and all about me tebow. He cares about nobody but himself, he could be on a team right now helping them out in another position but he is being selfish thinking he should be a starter at QB. If tebow is so passionate to play QB, why did he never work hard to improve on the skills it takes to be a great QB. Peyton manning could have been a Ryan leaf but he dedicated his life to be the best at what he do and he said with confidence that if the colts didn’t draft him, he was gonna kick their asses every year.

  22. sactogary says: Oct 3, 2013 2:35 PM

    wryly1 says: Oct 3, 2013 12:37 PM

    Peyton Manning … he’s lost more postseason games than any QB in postseason history. …
    ———————————
    Very true. He’s lost ten, which – with one Super Bowl ring – means he’s made the playoffs eleven times. Few QBs in history have had a chance to lose that many.

  23. footballchic777 says: Oct 3, 2013 2:35 PM

    Oh my goodness. Let’s see what he does THIS year. I am so tired of hearing people talk about his playoff record. If you actually delve into many other QB playoff records, you’d be amazed what you would see. Let’s start with the Packers a couple of years ago. Great year, sat their starters the last week, had a bye week then played a wild card team. …. and lost. Hmmmmmm

  24. rookieblue7 says: Oct 3, 2013 2:53 PM

    Meanwhile, Tom Brady quietly goes 4-0 with the cast of Hook at WR. Watch, come playoff time, Manning will fall off the planet and Brady wil keep improving. Just remember Broncos fans, Tim Tebow has more playoff wins there than your regular season diety.

  25. rookieblue7 says: Oct 3, 2013 2:56 PM

    oh, and datmilehighwhatever… Blame it on the cold and his surgery last season all you want. Look at his career numbers, Peyton gets worse historically as it gets colder. He’s always been a Dome Qb and he now plays outdoors in the elements. Feel free to pull his career stats, much worse outside in 45 degrees or colder weather. Just wait, he will fail you.

  26. somethingsmellsrotten says: Oct 3, 2013 2:59 PM

    Typical Donkeys…have to buy (or cheat) to try and win SuperBowls.

  27. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 3, 2013 3:41 PM

    A big part of that honor should go to the raven’s secondary.

  28. lovefootball4life says: Oct 3, 2013 4:16 PM

    This is history being made and he’s a legend. Not much more you can say. As a Ravens fan at least our week 1 embarrassment was delivered by him.

  29. williebeaman says: Oct 3, 2013 4:18 PM

    Look, it’s no contest. Manning is better than Brady. You can talk all you want about his playoff record, but what you fail to mention is his subpar defenses and running games he’s had throughout his entire career. If him and Brady were to switch places for their careers, #18 would have about 6-7 rings by now. Brady was a game manager during the 3 SBs, while he’s had just as many playoff failures when they were the favorites. If anyone disagrees, they don’t know the game and bring up the ring argument. Well, i guess Dilfer is better than Marino and Robert Horry is better than MJ… stupid, stupid argument.

  30. rookieblue7 says: Oct 3, 2013 6:42 PM

    People always point to Peyton’s defenses as the reason for his failure. You’ve got the best line in football for a decade, played with 4 HOFers on offense at skill positions. And your argument is the defense? And Brady’s defenses he’s had, name them please? Richard Seymour… Wasn’t there for the first Super Bowl and was injured for the second. Wilfork, drafted after 3 SB MVP honors. Keep going? Nah, don’t need to. Brady’s best WR during their Super Bowl runs? Deion Branch and Troy Brown and David Patten. He lost the SB’s he lost because of 2 miracle plays. Yet he’s over rated. I don’t need to point to the stats, Peyton has them, because he also has more years in the league than Brady. Equalize their years in the league and Brady’s are as good or better (better actually as he doesn’t turn the ball over nearly as much and has a higher QB rating). Want to compare the stats that matter? Let’s compare playoff stats. Peyton Manning: Holds the record for most first playoff game exits in history. Tom Brady, holds every meaningful record a QB can have for the playoffs. Manning wants to be in the same breath, quit choking.

  31. darjl83 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:20 PM

    Listen, enough with the Manning and Brady comparisons. I think Brady has proven more with less than Manning has ever had to do. Brady’s playoff and Super Bowl losses were not his fault if you watch the tapes. Two of the SB’s were won on last minute freak of nature catches that saved Eli’s ass. I respect Manning and love to watch him play but I feel that he is the like the rich spoiled kid that always had everything going for him and Brady was the poor kid who worked his way from the bottom to the top. While I think Manning is putting up great numbers, they have played all crappy teams and not one contender. Doesn’t show me anything when you beat the Ravens, Raiders, Giants and Eagles. They have an extremely soft schedule this season with a stacked team. We know what Brady could do with receivers like Manning has now, but Manning wouldn’t be able to go 4-0 with the receivers the Pats have now. He has never had weak receivers in his whole career.

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