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Giants' QB Eli Manning named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

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For Manning, this is the first such award since 2011.

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After going 41-of-54 for 441 yards and leading the New York Giants on a last-minute game-winning drive, quarterback Eli Manning has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Want a good omen? This is the first time since 2011, when the Giants won the Super Bown and Manning was Super Bowl MVP, that Manning has earned the player of the week honor.

Manning has now been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week three times in his career. Here are some other statistical highlights from Manning's night:

  • The 41 completions broke Phil Simms record of 40, set in 1985. The 54 attempts were a career-high, and the 441 yards were third-highest total of his career.
  • Manning completed 15 straight passes at one point, the second-longest streak of his career.

Sunday's night's come-from-behind vctory was the 27th regular-season fourth-quarter comeback of Manning's career.

"Well, there were a couple in the Super Bowl, obviously," said a laughing Manning Sunday night. "This one was special just because we hadn't been as good in the two-minute drives as we once were and we should, come in there and had great confidence and we would ride down and win a lot of games that way. We had one early versus Atlanta, we didn't make the plays, had a couple games we had leads in the fourth quarter and we lost it and it was a big confidence for this offense, for this team that we can win that way. Hey, we can get the ball back, we can drive right down.

"I've got the confidence we could do it but sometimes you need that reinforcement, you need to do it, you need to have that success and get that attitude, get that feeling. It's big for this team. It was a big win today. It was special."

Special enough to earn Manning a weekly honor he hasn't had in a while.