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Peyton Manning caps 5-0 December with sixth career Offensive Player of the Month honor


FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2012, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (6) sets to throw a pass in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Denver. All eyes were on Broncos starting quarterback Peyton Manning this season, especially Osweiler's. If, heaven forbid, something should happen to the four-time MVP in the playoffs, the next man up is the four-time passer, a rookie from Arizona State who's biding his time much like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did with Brett Favre. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File) (The Associated Press)

Peyton Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday, this one held by Tom Brady, when he won his sixth career Offensive Player of the Month award.

Manning joined Kurt Warner (2001) as the only players with 10 TDs, 1,300 yards, a 70 percent completion percentage and five wins in December as the Broncos (13-3) captured the top seed in the AFC playoffs.

He did it while wearing a glove on his throwing hand for the first time in his career, testing it in home games against the Browns and Chiefs in preparation for cold weather in January.

Manning said he's been "OK the past two weeks," but he's been more than that: his completion percentage was 5.8 points higher and his QB rating was 19.2 points better with the glove.