The 4-0 record and 179 points scored make it pretty obvious that the Broncos were off to a good start this season, but further evidence was provided as the NFL’s monthly awards for September were handed out on Thursday.
Peyton Manning’s 16 touchdowns and no interceptions made him an easy choice as the AFC’s offensive player of the month and Trindon Holliday has been named the AFC’s special teams player of the month. It’s the first time the Broncos have had two players of the month in the same month.
Holliday continued his streak of never losing a regular season game in September and had a hand in two of the wins with touchdowns. He returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in the Week Two win over the Giants and took a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown against the Eagles last weekend.
Holliday now has four career returns for a touchdown and has returned one in every 10 kicks he’s handled in the NFL for a score. That number drops even lower when you include the two scores he had against the Ravens in last season’s playoff loss, making Holliday another valuable weapon for a team that’s got plenty of them.