For the fourth time this season, a member of the Broncos is the AFC’s offensive player of the week.
Wide receiver Eric Decker joins quarterback Peyton Manning and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas as winners of the conference’s weekly honors. Manning has won it twice this season, but he needed to spread out the five touchdown passes he threw in a 35-28 win over the Chiefs if he wanted to beat out Decker.
Decker caught four of those scores last Sunday as the Broncos went to him with great success all over the field. He caught deep balls of 41 and 42 yards and he caught a touchdown pass from the one-yard line on his way to eight catches for 174 yards on the day.
The four touchdowns were a franchise record and the 174 yards are a new career best for Decker, who had never been named offensive player of the week before this week.