Manning Nominated for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week
The Broncos’ convincing 38-3 win over the Chiefs in Sunday’s regular-season finale yielded a pair of weekly award nominations for the Broncos.
Quarterback Peyton Manning is up for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week after completing 23-of-29 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns with a QB rating of 144.8 in just three quarters of work in the win. The 144.8 rating is the highest by an AFC passer this season.
Manning is up against his brother, Eli, who passed for 208 yards and five touchdowns in the Giants’ 42-7 win, and Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns in Minnesota’s Week 17 victory.
This marks the fifth time in 2012 — and second in the past two weeks — that Manning has been nominated for the weekly award.