By Kimie Bunyasaranand
September 12, 2012

Peyton Manning Peyton Manning jerseys topped sales during the first week of the season. (Doug Pensinger, Getty Images)

Peyton Manning's No. 18 jersey topped sales from sites licensed by after the first week of the season according to Sports Business Daily. During the week of Sept. 4 to Sept. 10, sales of the Broncos quarterback's jersey increased 42% compared to the prior week.

"Sales figures from the first week of the NFL season on various sites administered by licensed sports e-tailer point to one inescapable conclusion: Broncos QB Peyton Manning still moves product even after more than a year on the sideline due to injury."

Manning's sales contributed to a 131% increase in team sales for the Broncos who ranked fourth overall behind the Cowboys, Steelers and 49ers.

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