KUSA - For the third time this season, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been named the AFC player of the week, the league announced Tuesday.
Manning threw for four touchdowns and 400 yards to beat Houston 37-13. In the process he set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season. He now stands at 51 TD passes with Sunday's season finale at Oakland.
He also won the weekly honor after his Week 1 performance against Baltimore for his NFL-record seven TD passes and again in Week 3 against the Raiders when he was 32-of-37 passing for 374 yards and three TDs.
It is the 26th time in his career that Manning has won the weekly honor.
This season, Manning has 5,211 yards and 425 completions with just 10 interceptions. He needs 266 yards to break the single-season passing yards record (Drew Brees' had 5,476 in 2011).
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