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Broncos QB Peyton Manning named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

It's never a good thing when an opposing player is honored by the NFL for his performance.

In the Ravens' case, though, it was predictable that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would be singled out for tying the NFL single-game record with seven touchdown passes against them during a 49-27 rout Thursday night.

Now, Manning has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 24th time in his career, passing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in total recognition for that honor. That's more than any other player in NFL history.

Manning completed 27 of 42 passes for 462 yards and a 141.1 quarterback rating against the Ravnes. His 462 yards tied for the third-highest single-game total in Broncos franchise history.

He also became the first player to connect for multiple touchdowns with three different targets with two touchdowns apiece to tight end Julius Thomas and wide receivers Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas.

The 49 points allowed was the most surrendered in Ravens franchise history.

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