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Eli Manning named NFC Offensive Player of the Week


- Eli Manning has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the week for his dramatic and record-setting performance against the San Francisco 49ers.

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The Giants' 12-year veteran quarterback completed 41 of 54 passes for 441 yards, three touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 110.2 in the team's 30-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night in MetLife Stadium. His final pass was a 12-yarder to tight end Larry Donnell for the game-winning touchdown with only 21 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The play capped an eight-play, 82-yard drive after the 49ers had taken the lead with 1:45 left. It was the 27

Manning's 41 completions are a Giants franchise record, breaking the old mark of 40, set by Phil Simms on Oct. 13, 1985 in Cincinnati. His 54 attempts are a career high, and the 441 yards are the third-highest total of his career.

Manning completed 15 consecutive passes spanning the third and fourth quarters, the second-longest streak of his career.

In addition to the game-winning pass to Donnell, Manning threw touchdown passes to Shane Vereen and Odell Beckham Jr.

The victory was the 102nd of Manning's career (94 regular season, eight postseason). That is a franchise record. Manning had been tied with Simms (95 regular season, six postseason).

This is Manning's third Player of the Week award. He was honored in 2006 Week 2, and 2011 Week 3, each for his performance in Giants' victories in Philadelphia.

Manning is the first Giants offensive player to be named Player of the Week since wide receiver Hakeem Nicks received the honor in 2012 Week 2 vs. Tampa Bay.

The last Giants player to win a POW award was linebacker Devon Kennard in Week 14 of the 2014 season. Kennard, who had 2.0 sacks in a victory at Tennessee, was the first Giants defensive rookie to win the award.

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