Plummer AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played during the eighth week (October 30-31) of the 2005 season by the National Football League

Plummer (6-2, 212 pounds) threw four touchdowns and no interceptions in a 22-of-35 (62.9%), 309-yard performance during the Broncos' 49-21 win against Philadelphia on Sunday. Plummer, who finished the game with a 129.3 passer rating, threw three touchdown passes in the first half to help Denver build a 28-0 lead against the defending NFC Champions.

Plummer has not been intercepted in his last 171 pass attempts, marking a personal-best streak for the ninth-year player, and ranks second in the NFL in interception percentage (1.2%). He has led an efficient Broncos offense that has not committed a turnover in the last 25 quarters of play.

In eight games this season, Plummer has completed 144-of-242 (59.5%) passes for 1,644 yards with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions for a passer rating of 91.3.

Plummer's selection by the NFL as a conference offensive player of the week is his third such award won as a member of the Broncos (2003-Present) and the fourth such nomination of his career. He also is the last Broncos player to be selected as AFC Offensive Player of the Week, winning that award following his performance against Indianapolis in Week 17 of last season.

Plummer is the third Broncos player this year to be recognized for one of the weekly awards issued by the NFL. Punter Todd Sauerbrun was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Wk. 6) and linebacker Al Wilson was selected as AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 4).

The Broncos have had 40 AFC Offensive Player of the Week selections since the award was first initiated by the NFL in 1984.



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