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Trevor Siemian named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

DENVER --Trevor Siemian was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his four-touchdown, 300-yard performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

The honor, which is the first of Siemian's young career, was announced Wednesday morning on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football."

The second-year quarterback helped lead the Broncos to a 29-17 win over the Bengals on the road behind his four touchdowns, 312 yards and zero interceptions. Siemian also recorded a 132.1 quarterback rating for the game.

He became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for four touchdowns, 300 yards and no interceptions in his first career road start, and Siemian's performance marked only the third time a Broncos quarterback recorded that stat line. Peyton Manning did it twice in 2013 en route to an MVP award.

The Broncos have seven other quarterbacks to be named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week since the award began in 1984: John Elway (15x), Peyton Manning (6x), Jake Plummer (3x), Brian Griese (2x), Gary Kubiak (1x), Jay Cutler (1x) and Kyle Orton (1x).

Siemian's success came largely from deep completions to both Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, who each finished the game with more than 100 receiving yards. Siemian first threw a 41-yard bomb to Sanders for the Broncos' first touchdown. He later connected with Thomas for a 55-yard score that would put the game away.

Siemian joins Kansas City's Marcus Peters and New England's Ryan Allen as the AFC's Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.