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POW! Eli named NFC offensive star

The accolades keep rolling in for Eli Manning.

As if being touted on my blog wasn’t enough, now Manning has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the 29-16 win over the Eagles.

Manning completed 16 of 23 passes for 254 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. His passer rating was 145.7, his highest ever in a game in which he threw more than 10 passes. It was the fifth-highest passer rating by a Giants quarterback since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.

Manning won the award previously in Week 2 of the 2006 season, a game in which he also led a comeback against the Eagles in Philadelphia. In that game, he completed 31 of 43 passes for 371 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in leading the Giants to an overtime victory after they trailed by 17 points early in the fourth quarter.

The last Giants player to win Offensive Player of the Week was Ahmad Bradshaw, who did it in Week 4 last season.


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