*Andrew Adams and Eli Manning were nominated for awards following the Giants' Week 9 win: *
From a No. 1 overall pick to an undrafted rookie, the entire roster contributed to the Giants' 28-23 win over the Eagles in Week 9. As a result, quarterback Eli Manning and safety Andrew Adams have been nominated for weekly awards.
Manning, who had his first four-touchdown performance of the season, is up for "FedEx Air Quarterback of the Week" as well as "Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week." Meanwhile, Adams, who needs to make room in his trophy case for the ball from his first career interception, is one of five finalists for "Pepsi Rookie of the Week."
Fans can vote now on NFL.com, and the winners will be announced at the end of the week.
"We're finding ways to win and that's what good teams have to do," said Manning, who on Sunday moved into ninth place on the NFL's all-time passing yards list (46,428). "It's not always perfect, there's things you can clean up for sure, but you come into the fourth quarter, you have to find ways to win the tough games, the close games and that's what we're doing."
The franchise quarterback couldn't have done it without the defense, which notched two interceptions early in the game. Manning quickly turned them into touchdowns and a 14-0 lead for the Giants with only 5:17 off the clock. Adams, in the starting lineup at safety due to injuries to y Darian Thompson Nat Berhe, recorded the second one.
"He has played a lot of football for us," coach Ben McAdoo said of the University of Connecticut product who began the season on the practice squad. "He gives us a chance to win and he has definitely showed that the game is not too big for him and he can go out and play productive football at this level."