After becoming just the second player in NFL history to record at least 300 yards passing and three touchdowns in four consecutive games, quarterback Peyton Manning has been named one of three finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week.
Manning completed 22-of-30 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns in Denver’s 34-14 win over the Saints in Week 8.
The 15th-year quarterback was also nominated for the award after the Broncos’ victories in Weeks 4 and 6.
Manning leads the NFL with a passer rating of 109.0 through Week 8, and is in the top 5 in yards, completion percentage and touchdowns.
On the season, he has completed 176-of-257 passes (68.5 pct.) for 2,113 yards and 17 touchdowns with just four interceptions.
To vote for Manning, visit NFL.com/FedEX. Voting is open through 1 p.m. MDT on Friday, Nov. 2. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
As part of the Air & Ground program and its commitment to small business owners, FedEx will support education efforts at Junior Achievement by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Junior Achievement area offices in that team’s city or state, 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.