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Brandon McManus named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After making a pair of field goals of more than 50 yards against the Jets, Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 4.

McManus, who made a 54-yarder and the game-deciding 53-yarder against the Jets, won the award for the first time in his career. He was previously named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in October of 2015.

The Broncos' kicker also added a 40-yarder and made all four of his extra points to tally 13 total points in the game.

With his two 50-plus yarders, McManus is now tied for the second-most games with multiple 50-plus yard field goals in NFL history. Baltimore's Justin Tucker has accomplished that feat on six occasions, while McManus, Dan Bailey and Matt Prater have each made multiple 50-plus yarders in a game five times. McManus also become only the third kicker in NFL history to make multiple 50-plus yarders in the fourth quarter or overtime in more than one game. Both of McManus' 50-yarders came in the fourth quarter of Thursday's contest.

McManus needs just five more field goals to move past Jim Turner for the second-most field-goal makes in franchise history, and he currently ranks second in Broncos history in field goal percentage.

McManus is the 16th Bronco to be named Special Teams Player of the Week and the 27th overall winner. Justin Simmons was the last Broncos player to earn the award, as he garnered the honors in 2016 after blocking a New Orleans extra point that Will Parks returned for a game-winning two-point conversion.

The award is also the Broncos' first AFC Player of the Week honor for the team this season. Kareem Jackson and Dre'Mont Jones won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2019.

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