Peyton Manning wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning led his team to victory against the San Diego Chargers and was awarded a weekly on honor for that.

Following a 35-24 comeback victory over the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He completed 24-of-30 passes for 309 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

The Broncos entered halftime of Monday's game in a 24-0 deficit, but Manning found Demaryius Thomas four minutes into the third quarter for the first touchdown pass, a 29-yard throw. He later connected with Eric Decker and Brandon Stokley for touchdown passes of 7 and 21 yards.

Manning finished the game with a 129.0 quarterback rating.

This is Manning's first Player of the Week award since 2010, when he took the honor in Week 14. He threw for 319 yards with two touchdown passes on 25-of-35 passing in a 30-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans. He has won this award 22 times and at least once in every season except for 2002 and 2011.

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