Peyton Manning (18) smiles against the Houston Texans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. (Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

Peyton Manning Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week For Third Time in 2013


For the third time this season and for the 26th time in his career, Peyton Manning has been named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week.

This comes as a surprise to no one considering Manning set a new NFL record for the most touchdown passes in a season (51) when he bypassed Tom Brady’s 2007 total. Against the Texans, Manning went 32-for-51 for 400 yards with four touchdowns in the Broncos’ AFC West-clinching 37-12 win.

This was Manning’s seventh career game with 400 yards passing and four touchdowns, which ties Dan Marino for the most all time.

Manning has earned conference player of the week honors five times since coming to Denver.

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