It is pretty easy to get noticed when you make history during a Monday Night Football game, and that is exactly what QB Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos did in Week 6. The Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers 35-24 after falling behind 24-0 in the first half. Manning absolutely decimated the Chargers defense in the 2nd half.
It marked the fourth time that a team during the Super Bowl era has come back from a 24-point deficit in the second half to win a game and the first time ever on Monday Night Football.
Manning completed 24 of 30 passes for 309 yards, three touchdowns and only one pick. The pick went 80 yards for a touchdown, but that was in the first half. When the second half started, Manning had his mind made up that he would be perfect and that’s exactly what he was. He completed 13 of 13 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns during the second half, which led to a perfect QB passer rating according to the NFL‘s stat system.
This was a night in which Manning would not be denied and the Broncos needed a win desperately against a divisional foe and Manning received an honor for his performance. The NFL named him the AFC offensive player of the week, an award Manning has now received a league record 22 times.
I have a feeling this is just a sample of things to come and it won’t be Manning’s last NFL award this season.
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