Eli Manning delivered on Sunday night.
While setting a franchise record with 41 completions for 441 yards, the third-highest total of his career, and three touchdowns, the quarterback rallied the Giants in a thrilling 30-27 victory over the 49ers. The go-ahead touchdown pass to tight end Larry Donnell with 21 seconds remaining marked the 32nd time that Manning has brought his team back from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie to win a game, postseason included.
For his effort, Manning has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week, the NFL announced today.
"It was one of those days where you just felt good throwing it," Manning said following the Giants' third consecutive victory that moved them into first place in the NFC East. "Things were happening well, we were seeing things, we were picking things up and Coach [offensive coordinator Ben] McAdoo called a great game -- it was aggressive, we were going after it, we were pushing the ball down the field, we were getting completions and the offensive line did a great job protecting."
Fans can vote for Manning at NFL.com/FedEx until Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. When the winner is announced, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in the player's name to the American Red Cross.
Here is a look at the Week 5 nominees:
Eli Manning, New York Giants
Manning threw for 441 yards and three touchdowns for a 110.2 passer rating in the Giants' 30-27 victory against the San Francisco 49ers.
Josh McCown, Cleveland Browns
McCown completed 36 of 51 passes (70.6 percent) for 457 yards and two touchdowns for a 111.3 passer rating in the Browns' 33-30 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens.
Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles
Bradford completed 32 of 45 passes (71.1 percent) for 333 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' 39-17 win over the New Orleans Saints.
*FedEx Air Players of the Week so far in 2015: Philip Rivers (Weeks 1 & 4), Tom Brady (Week 2), Aaron Rodgers (Week 3).
Gameday photo timeline from Giants Week 5 matchup vs. 49ers