Peyton Manning’s Near Perfect Month Earns Him AFC Player Of The Month Award

Ron Chenoy – US Presswire

Peyton Manning has had an amazing four-game stretch that has earned him three Player of the Week awards and now has also earned him an AFC Player of the Month award for his near perfect play during October.

Manning’s three Player of the Month awards were for his performances in Weeks 4, 6 and 8. The Broncos’ game in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders ended in a 37-6 win for Denver, but this game came one day before the month of October began.

During this historical stretch, Manning also entered the record books as the only player other than QB Steve Young to throw for over 300 yards and at least three touchdowns in four consecutive games.

Manning has led the Denver Broncos to a 3-1 record over this span which included a record-breaking performance on Monday Night Football in which the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to beat the San Diego Chargers 35-24.

Three of these four games were in the month of October, including contests in which the Broncos lost 31-21 to the New England Patriots, topped the Chargers 35-24 and gave the New Orleans Saints an old-fashioned butt whooping in a game that proved the Broncos have a solid defense to go along with their dynamic offense.

In those three games, Manning led the Broncos to a 2-1 record while completing 74% of his passes for 951 yards, nine touchdowns and just one interception with a 126.7 passer rating. Also during this historical stretch, Manning held or tied the AFC lead in yards, completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdowns and passer rating despite not playing in Week 7 with a bye.

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