Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 8:00 AM MDT 2016 Back to Football 7k The 2016 Broncos Back to Football 7k date is Sunday, September 4, 2016! Click here for more information
  • Sun., Sep. 04, 2016 8:30 AM MDT Health & Wellness Expo Broncos 7K, followed by Health & Wellness Expo
  • Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT PLAY 60 Kickoff PLAY 60 Kickoff
    Date: Monday 9/12 4-6 pm
    Location: Owen Boys & Girls Club
    Description: Annual kickoff for the Fall PLAY 60 Challenge
  • Mon., Sep. 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Mom’s Football Safety Clinic Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
    Date: Monday 9/12 6-9 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Third annual Mom’s Football Safety Clinic.
  • Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT PLAY 60 Kickoff PLAY 60 Kickoff
    Date: Tuesday 9/13 4-6 pm
    Location: Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club
    Description: Annual kickoff for the Fall PLAY 60 Challenge
  • Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MDT Mom’s Football Safety Clinic Mom’s Football Safety Clinic
    Date: Tuesday 9/13 6-9 pm
    Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Description: Third annual Mom’s Football Safety Clinic.
  • Fri., Sep. 23, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM MDT Broncos en Español Cuenta Regresiva para Broncos en Español
    Viernes 23 de septiembre de 2016 • 5:30-8:30PM MDT
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High ¡Evento gratis para toda la familia!

    Los boletos para Broncos en Español son gratis y estarán disponibles en las taquillas del estadio Sports Authority Field at Mile High, a partir del 24 to agosto. en horario de lunes a viernes de 8 AM a 5 PM
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT Hometown Huddle Hometown Huddle
    Date: Monday 10/3 5-7 pm
    Location: UCHealth Training Facility
    Description: Annual celebration of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver kids participating in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge.
  • Fri., Oct. 07, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM MDT Crush Night Out Crush Night Out
    October 7, 2016
    6PM - 9:30PM
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    Tickets on sale August 30, 2016
    For more information click here
  • Sat., Oct. 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM MDT Trick-or-Treat Party

    Trick-or-Treat Party
    October 15 • 10AM - 2PM
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    For more information visit Broncosbunch.com

Print
RSS

Manning Named FedEx Air Player of the Week

Posted Sep 14, 2013

Peyton Manning earned the Week 1 FedEx Air Player of the Week Award after throwing seven touchdowns in Denver's season-opening win.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- After dazzling a national television audience of over 25 million viewers by throwing for a record-tying seven touchdown passes, Peyton Manning has been named FedEx Air Player of the Week.

Manning guided the Broncos to a 49-27 win over the Ravens in the NFL season opener on Sept. 5, completing 27-of-42 passes for 462 yards and an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns with no interceptions.

It was just the sixth time in league history that a player had thrown for seven touchdowns, and Manning became the first player to accomplish that feat since Joe Kapp did so on Sept. 28, 1969.

“That’s all Peyton right there. Seven touchdowns is kind of unreal,” tight end Julius Thomas said after the game. “The fact that he’s been able to do that before and he’s still able to play at such a high level – my hat is off to him. I’m sure he’s going to continue playing at a high level. It was great playing with him and we’re very thankful to have him.”

All seven touchdowns came in the final three quarters of play, with Manning tossing five of them in a second half offensive outpouring.

“You never know what is going to happen in a game,“ Manning said, adding, “We felt like we had to keep scoring because Baltimore can score at any time.”

Manning credited the rest of the Broncos offense with enabling his record-tying performance.

“It’s fun to play quarterback when you have a lot of guys working hard and making a lot of plays for you,” he said.

Manning was named FedEx Air Player of the Year in 2012 – also winning the award in 2003 and 2004 – and was nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week five times in the 2012 season, winning once.

“Seven in one game is the first time I’ve ever been a part of a game where a quarterback throws seven touchdowns,” wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said. “Not even high school. Maybe Madden, but that doesn’t count. This was real life. It was amazing.”

Facebook Comments

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