New York Giants' Hakeem Nicks NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants carries the ball as Aqib Talib of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 16, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after his extraordinary 10-catch, 199-yard game in Sunday's wild 41-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Nikcs' 10 catches included a 23-yard reception for the Giants' first touchdown and a 50-yarder to set up Andre Brown's game-winning score. It was the third time Nicks caught at least 10 passes in a regular-season game; his career high is 12 at Houston on Oct. 10, 2010. He also had 10 receptions in the Giants' victory over New England in Super Bowl XLVI.

[Related: Eli Manning is SB Nation New York Player of the Week]

His previous career-high yardage total was 165 at Green Bay in the 2011 NFC Divisional Playoff Game and his regular-season best was 163 at Dallas on Dec. 11, 2011.

The Giants' other starting receiver, Victor Cruz, caught 11 passes for 179 yards. The Giants were the first team in NFL history with two players with at least 10 catches and at least 175 receiving yards in the same game.

[Related: How Nicks burned Aqib Talib, in GIFs]

Valentine's View: I am not surprised a Giant won the honor this week. I am, however, a little surprised it wasn't quarterback Eli Manning after his 510-yard performance. The three first-half interceptions by Manning, though, make the work of Nicks -- still not 100 percent after breaking his foot during the offseason -- more impressive.

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