The postseason honors continue to flow for the NFL Vols as Peyton Manning earns a spot on the 2012 Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFL team.
Comprised of 14 AFC and 13 NFC selections, 21 of the 27 players chosen to the team are a part of the 2012 playoffs, including Manning and the Broncos.
The Broncos sewed up the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a resounding 38-3 win over Kansas City, on the final Sunday of the regular season. They will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs, beginning this Saturday with a meeting with the Baltimore Ravens on January 12 at 4:30 p.m. on CBS.
In his 15th season in the NFL, and his return to the gridiron, Manning set many career bests, Broncos records and NFL records in his first season re-donning an orange uniform.
The VFL earned a spot in his 12th Pro Bowl. His 12 selections are the most for a quarterback in NFL history. He is also the first quarterback to make a Pro Bowl one year removed from missing a full season due to injury or illness.
Manning also set some NFL records in 2012. Against Houston at the beginning of the season, Manning recorded his 64th career 300+ yard game, an NFL best passing Dan Marino in the record books. During the season Manning notched nine 300+ yard game, tying his career best and setting a Bronco record, while extending his NFL record to 72 games.
Manning finished the year with a three touchdown game against Kansas City to earn homefield advantage in the 2012 playoffs. The three TD performance was the 73rd of his career, passing Brett Favre for the NFL record. His 37 touchdowns in 2012 are also an NFL record for a quarterback aged 36 or older.
Manning finished the regular season with an 84.1 total quarterback rating, the only player better in the last five seasons was Aaron Rodgers who had an 86.2 rating last season.
Manning also threw for 4,659 passing yards, the second highest total in his career and a Bronco's record. He now holds single season Broncos records for passing yards, completions (400), touchdowns (37) and passer rating (105.8).
This season marked the 12th time in his career that Manning has passed for over 4,000 yards and he became the fifth player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards with two different teams. He joins Drew Bledsoe (New England, Buffalo), Brett Favre (Green Bay, Minnesota), Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon (Oilers, Vikings) and Kurt Warner (St. Louis, Arizona).