Including during the playoffs, the Denver Broncos quarterback has been sacked just 18 times this season and thrown only 11 interceptions.
The Seattle Seahawks defensive end told NBC Sports: "I remember getting close to him quite a few times actually. I hit him two, three times and it's like, 'How's this ball still getting out?' It was crazy.
"You know, Peyton Manning back then, when I was playing him, it was all about timing, everything's timing with him. And it's still the same, so you just can't have any wasted motion as a pass rusher trying to get to him."
Avril has 9.5 sacks this season.