Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to pass as Oakland Raiders middle linebacker Nick Roach (53) pressures in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Another week, another set of awards and records for Peyton Manning.
In addition to setting the NFL record for his 25th AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor, Manning has been named FedEx Air Player of the Week for the second time in three games this season.
Manning was absolutely masterful against the Raiders, completing 32-of-37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns to help the Broncos to a 37-21 victory over their bitter rivals.
In addition to his performance being pretty much flawless, Manning broke Tom Brady’s record for touchdown passes in the first three games of the season, completing his 10th, 11th, and 12th TDs on the year.
Manning leads the NFL in every major passing category, including yards, touchdowns, completion percentage, rating, interceptions, etc. It’s truly been an incredible season for the Broncos’ signal caller, who is getting better with age and getting everyone in the offense involved.
Number 18 was also the FedEx Air Player of the Week after his week one performance against the Baltimore Ravens, an unforgettable performance in which he threw seven touchdown passes.
More important than all the awards is the fact that in the regular season, Denver has not lost since dropping an away game to the Patriots last season. After a slow start against the San Diego Chargers appeared to be dropping Denver to 2-4 before Manning had an enormous second half, and the Broncos never looked back the rest of the season.
The Broncos have won 14 straight regular season games, and Manning is playing some of the best football of his life.