Colts Quarterback Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning this past Sunday continued his recent run of efficiency, and in the process, the Colts won a third consecutive game.
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 second such honor this season and the 18th of his 11-year NFL career.
Manning earlier this season won Player of the Week honors when he threw three touchdown passes in a 31-3 victory over Baltimore.
It marked the third time a Colts player has earned AFC Player of the Week honors this season, with middle linebacker Gary Brackett being named AFC Defensive Player of the Week following a victory at Houston in October.
Manning this past Sunday completed 30 of 46 passes for 320 yards and a two touchdowns with no interceptions for a passer rating of 99.9 in a 33-27 victory over the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium.
It was the Colts' third consecutive victory.
Manning has thrown seven touchdown passes with no interceptions during the Colts' three-game winning streak. For the season, he has completed 234 of 380 passes for 2,568 yards and 17 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
Manning has received the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week award at least once in 10 of his 11 NFL seasons, with the lone exception being 2002. This is the fifth time he has received the honor multiple times in a season.
Also, Manning has been nominated for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played November 13-17. 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.