ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – After an impressive performance during the Broncos' win over the 49ers on Sunday night, Peyton Manning has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 27th time in his career.
During the game, Manning completed 22-of-26 passes (84.6%) for 318 yards and four touchdowns. His third touchdown pass of the game was the 509th of his career, making him the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes.
His 84.6-percent passing mark is the third-highest figure of his career and his 157.2 rating was his highest as a Bronco and sixth-highest of his career. Sunday's game was his tenth regular-season game passing for at least 300 yards while posting four or more touchdowns and no interceptions.
"Throwing touchdowns—scoring touchdowns is what you try to do as an offense to help your team win," he said after Sunday's game. "You're winning 10-7 or 42-10 or whatever, it's your job to try and score more points than them. That's how you win football games and protecting the ball and making good decisions. There's no question it's a team effort and it's a team record because it's helped us win a lot of football games throughout my career.
"I think it's different when you're talking about yards or something else but I do think, for me, that the touchdowns that I've thrown have helped us win a lot of football games and put a lot of work winning those games. That's the only reason why it's somewhat special."