Peyton Manning Matches NFL Record To Close Out Season
Peyton Manning's comeback year keeps getting better, when he tied yet another NFL record Thursday (January 3) by winning his sixth career Offensive Player of the Month award.
The 36-year-old quarterback joins Kurt Warner (2001) as the only players with 10 TDs, 1,300 yards, a 70 percent completion percentage and five wins in December as the Broncos (13-3) captured the top seed in the AFC playoffs.
Manning completed 123 of 174 passes (70.7 percent) for 1,399 yards with 11 touchdowns with three interceptions and a 108.4 passer rating in December. In the regular season finale, he broke Brett Favre's record with his 73rd career game with three or more TD passes.
Manning also won the "Offensive Player of the Month" honor in October, making this the first season he's won it twice in one season.
He's one of seven players to win the honor six times since the award was instituted in 1986, a list that includes active QBs Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.