Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) celebrates with running back Knowshon Moreno (27) after catching a touchdown pass against Kansas City Chiefs in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won the game 35-28. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos' Eric Decker named AFC offensive player of the week

The Denver Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs this past weekend and wide receiver Eric Decker was a big part of the reason why. He caught eight passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos 35-28 win over the Chiefs.

Decker is the fourth Bronco to earn the honor this year joining quarterback Peyton Manning, who has won it twice, and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Decker credited Manning after the game, who threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns.

“I think he showed people why he’s so great,” Decker said, via ESPN. “How we run our offense, we’re very versatile as far as going inside, outside, left, right, whatever it may be. Fortunately I had some play calls and took advantage of the opportunities I got.”

The win also gave the Broncos first place in the AFC.

“It was a great, gritty effort on the road,” said interim coach Jack Del Rio.

“We figured they would have some type of surge early and I loved the way our guys responded,” Del Rio said. “It puts us in first place and now we’ll go welcome Coach Fox back.”

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