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Eli Manning up for FedEx Air Player of the Week


Vote Eli Manning for FedEx Air Player of the Week for his performance Sunday against the Eagles:

Eli Manning has started 212 regular-season games throughout his storied career. In only three of them did he have more yards than he put up this past Sunday against the Eagles.

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For his performance, the 14-year veteran has been nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week. Fans can vote HERE, and FedEx will donate $2,000 to the USO in the winner's name through FedEx Cares.

Manning, who completed 37 of 57 passes for 434 yards, three touchdowns and one interception vs. Philadelphia, is joined by San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo (31 of 43, 381 yards, one touchdown) and Jacksonville's Blake Bortles (21 of 29, 326 yards, three touchdowns) as the Week 15 nominees.

"I was proud of the way the offense and the team competed all day," Manning said Monday afternoon back at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. "Offensively, we had some guys step up, make some plays. I thought the coaches put in a great scheme and the guys executed it well and we've got to build off that and keep being able to make some big plays in the passing game and be aggressive and execute like we did."

While the Giants failed to pull off the upset in the end, Manning had one of his best statistical games against the team with the best record in the NFL. His 57 passes were the second-highest total of his career; the 37 completions were third; and the 434 yards were fourth.

Manning's 252 passing yards in the first two quarters were also his most ever in the first half of a game as the Giants scored touchdowns on their first three drives, something they have not achieved since Nov. 23, 2014 in the game remembered for Odell Beckham Jr.'s famous one-handed catch against the Cowboys.

Speaking of NFC East rivals, Manning has now thrown 51 touchdowns against the Eagles, his highest total against any opponent. His previous high was 49 scores against Dallas.

In the process, Manning reached 3,000 yards for the 13th consecutive season, tying him with his older brother, Peyton, for the third-longest streak in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre did it for 18 consecutive seasons, and Drew Brees has an active streak of 14 years.

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