Peyton Manning (18) looks to pass the ball during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

Peyton Manning Ties Tom Brady For Most Conference Offensive Player of the Week Awards


For the 23rd time in his career, Peyton Manning was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in the Denver Broncos’ 38-3 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in week 17.

Manning went 23-for-29 (79.3%) for 304 yards with three touchdowns for a 144.8 passer rating. With those numbers, Manning set single season team records for  the most completions, passing yards, and touchdowns as well as the best passer rating (105.8) in Broncos’ history.

“We faced a surgeon today,” Chiefs’ head coach Romeo Crennel said of Manning after the game. “He operated very well.”

Manning finished the 2012 season with 400 completions, 4,659 passing yards, and 37 touchdowns.

This is the 48th time a Denver Bronco has received the award since it was initiated by the NFL in 1984.

The Broncos finished the regular season with the most Conference Players of the Week (8) in the NFL. Others that earned the award in 2012 were Tracy Porter (week 1), Matt Prater (week 4), Manning (week 6), Wesley Woodyard (week 8), Trindon Holliday (week 9), Von Miller (week 11), and Knowshon Moreno (week 15).

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