Shortly after being named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, quarterback Peyton Manning also took home the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week on Wednesday.
Manning was given the award for his performance in Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs, in which he completed 23-of-29 passes for 304 yards, three touchdowns and a passer rating of 144.8. He was pulled after the third quarter of the Broncos’ 11th straight victory, which is the second-longest win streak in team history.
The nomination for the award was Manning’s fifth of the year and second in as many weeks, but it is his first time winning it in 2012. He beat out his brother and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who were also nominated.
In 2012, Manning set franchise single-season records in passing yards (4,659), completions (400-of-583), completion percentage (68.6) and touchdowns (37), while throwing just 11 interceptions.
For winning the weekly award, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in Manning’s name to the local area offices of Junior Achievement in Denver and Washington D.C.. The funding is used to help U.S. small business development, by educating the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own businesses.