On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 7:00 PM MDT Broncos Bowl Youth Football Recognition

    All youth football teams that participated in the 2014 Broncos Bowl will be in attendance for the Broncos' preseason game against the Houston Texans to be recognized pregame in celebration of their participation in the event and youth football.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 7:00 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans The Denver Broncos take on the Houston Texans for the third preseason game of the 2014 season. The game will be televised on KTVD and broadcast on 850 AM KOA and 103.5FM The Fox.
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 6:00 PM MDT Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys The Denver Broncos travel at AT&T Stadium to face the Dallas Cowboys in the final preseason game of the 2014 season. The game will be broadcast on KTVD (TV) and 850 AM KOA & 103.5 FM The Fox (Radio).
  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT Broncos/Sports Authority Back to Football 7K

    Get Back To Football with the Broncos 7K!

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9 a.m.

    • Meet alumni players, cheerleaders, and Miles the Mascot!
    • Run through the team tunnel and onto the 50 yard line!
    • T-shirt and finisher’s medal.
    • Win prizes like game tickets, autographed merchandise, and more!

    Sign-up today at www.broncos7k.com.

    The 7K is presented by Sports Authority, Rocky Mountain Popcorn, Maxx Sunglasses, Elements Massage and 9News.

  • Wed., Sep. 03, 2014 5:00 PM MDT Gatorade Junior Training Camp Play 60 Fall Kickoff Kickoff event for Play 60 with local Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Thu., Sep. 04, 2014 5:00 PM MDT Gatorade Junior Training Camp Play 60 Fall Kickoff Kickoff event for Play 60 with local Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Sun., Sep. 07, 2014 6:30 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts

    The Denver Broncos open up the 2014 season when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs in the first AFC West matchup of the 2014 season. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks The Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in the team's first road game of the 2014 season. The game will be televised on CBS.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Denver Broncos Pink Game The Denver Broncos annual Salute to Survivors halftime recognition, celebrating breast cancer survivors at the team's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Manning AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Quarterback Peyton Manning was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his four touchdown performance in Houston.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Peyton Manning’s performance in Denver’s 37-13 win over Houston on Sunday etched the quarterback’s place in the record books and into Broncos lore.

Now, it also has been recognized with AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Manning was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season after completing 32-of-51 passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns – including a 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Julius Thomas with 4:28 to play in the game that marked the quarterback’s 51st touchdown pass of the season, an NFL record – to lead the Broncos to their 12th victory of the season and help Denver clinch its third-consecutive AFC West title.

The quarterback also earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in Denver’s 49-27 win over Baltimore in Week 1 and the Broncos’ 37-21 win over the Raiders in Week 3.

It’s the 26th time of Manning’s career that the quarterback has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

“It was great, to see a guy that’s worked as hard as he has throughout his career and I know for a fact – the two seasons we’ve had him, almost two complete seasons – pretty remarkable and pretty exciting to be around,” Head Coach John Fox said regarding Manning breaking the single-season touchdown record.

Manning’s regular season began with an NFL record-tying seven-touchdown performance against the Ravens in Week 1.

On Sunday, sixteen weeks later, Manning once again rewrote NFL history – and was again honored as AFC Offensive Player of the Week after posting his fourth game of passing for 400 or more yards and his eighth game of throwing for four or more touchdowns this season. 

After the game, Manning acknowledged the many contributions throughout the season from his teammates who helped him set the record.

“I really feel like it’s a team accomplishment – certainly an offensive accomplishment,” Manning said. “A lot of people played roles in this.”

“A lot of receivers caught a lot of touchdowns, made a lot of special plays,” he added. “(Wide receiver) Eric (Decker’s) touchdown today was typical of a lot of great catches that these guys have made all season long. Protection, blocking by the tight ends, running backs – playcalling and scheming – (Offensive Coordinator) Adam Gase has been awesome all year and the coaches that have helped him call those plays.”

For the season, Manning has thrown for a league-best 5,211 yards and 425 completions. His 113.0 quarterback rating is second only to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and Manning has posted nine games with a passer rating of 100.0 or more, including his 113.2 mark on Sunday.

He needs 266 yards in the Broncos’ regular-season finale to surpass Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ NFL record of 5,476 passing yards in a single season.

“I’m glad Peyton got his 51,” cornerback Champ Bailey said. “He definitely deserves it. He put the work in and I can’t believe he did it in his 16th year. That’s crazy. Unbelievable. The guy is great.”

“He’s just a student of the game and he works hard and he’s a great competitor,” Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway added. “He just wants to continue getting better game-in and game-out. He’s that type of guy. A very special, special guy.”

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.