In a true stunner that deserves a recount, Manning won the AFC Player of the Month award. Manning threw 16 touchdown passes and no interception while leading the Denver Broncos to a 4-0 mark.
"He’s an exceptional player and he prepares like nobody else," wide receiver
Wes Welkeradded. "He’s kind of the catalyst for getting everything going."
On the NFC side of things, Jimmy Graham took home the NFC Player of the Month after dominating opposing defenses. Graham hauled in six touchdowns from Drew Brees, leaving no doubt as to who the best tight end in football is. He has 27 catches for 458 yards after the first month of play.
Graham is the first tight end to ever win the award since the league started handing them out in 1986, according to Randall Liu.
As for the other awards:
|AFC defensive player||Justin Houston||Kansas City Chiefs|
|NFC defensive player||Richard Sherman||Seattle Seahawks|
|AFC special teamer||Trindon Holliday||Denver Broncos|
|NFC special teamer||Cordarrelle Patterson||Minnesota Vikings|
|Offensive rookie||DeAndre Hopkins||Houston Texans|