Colts QB Named AFC Player-of-the-Month for September
INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning has been named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month for September, the NFL announced on Thursday. Manning, the Colts' nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback, helped lead the Colts to a 3-0 September record, including back-to-back prime-time road wins against defending division champions Miami and Arizona.
For the month, Manning completed 66-of-96 passes (68.8 percent) for 983 yards and 7 TDs with two interceptions for a 117.7 passer rating. Manning passed for over 300 yards in each outing, his second career streak of three consecutive 300 -yard games.
He was 14-of-23 for 303 yards and 2 TDs for a 133.9 rating in a 27-23 Monday night comeback win at Miami on September 21. Manning followed that performance by completing 24-of-35 passes for 379 yards and 4 TDs with one interception for a 130.5 rating this past Sunday at Arizona.
Through three games, Manning ranks 2nd in NFL passing yards, tied for 2nd in passing TDs, 2nd in passer rating, 1st in yards per attempt and 4th in completion percentage.
It marked Manning's fourth career Player-of-the-Month honor, previously winning the award for September of 2003, November of 2004 and October of 2006.