Colts Quarterback Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning this past Sunday had his best statistical game of the season, and in the process, the Colts won their first game in their new home.
On Wednesday, Manning was honored for the effort.
Manning, the Colts' eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback, on Wednesday was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week. It is his first such honor this season and the 17th of his 11-year NFL career.
He is the second Colts player to win AFC Player of the Week honors this season, with middle linebacker Gary Brackett being named AFC Defensive Player of the Week last week.
Manning this past Sunday completed 19 of 28 passes for 271 yards and a season-high three touchdowns with no interceptions for a season-high passer rating of 134.7 in a 31-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium.
It was the Colts' first victory in Lucas Oil Stadium.
Manning missed training camp and preseason after undergoing knee surgery shortly before the beginning of training camp in late July.
Also, Manning has been nominated for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played October 12-13. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 11 a.m. Friday. The winner will be announced Friday afternoon on NFL.com.
Colts defensive end Robert Mathis has been nominated for GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK honors. Fans can vote for the award on NFL.com/gmc until Thursday at 4 p.m.
The winner will be announced Thursday evening on NFL.com.