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Vote Eli Manning for FedEx "Air" Player of the Week


The Giants needed Eli Manning to deliver on Monday night, and he obliged.

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The franchise quarterback completed 27 of 31 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns in the Giants' 31-24 victory over the Dolphins in Week 14. His completion percentage of 87.1 and passer rating of 151.5 were both career highs for a complete game.

"I just felt like guys were getting open quickly," Manning said after the primetime matchup in Miami. "I thought we had a lot of clean looks. I thought we had a good game plan in. And [we] just talked about it all week, just getting the plays that we, you know, how can we play fast, how can we get the ball snapped and guys playing fast and knowing exactly where they are going to be, and have great timing, and I thought we did that."

For his clutch night that kept the Giants in the playoff hunt, Manning has been nominated for the FedEx "Air" Player of the Week Award, along with Russell Wilson of the Seahawks and Drew Brees of the Saints.

Manning already took home this honor in Week 5 after leading a fourth-quarter comeback against the 49ers. In that game, Manning completed 41 of 54 passes for 441 yards and three touchdowns, including a 12-yard strike to tight end Larry Donnell with 21 seconds remaining as the Giants went on to win 30-27. 

Fans again can vote for Manning at 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 are the Week 14 nominees:

Eli Manning, New York Giants

Manning threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns in the Giants' 31-24 win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Wilson completed 23 of 32 passes (71.9 percent) for 292 yards and five touchdowns for a 139.6 passer rating in the Seahawks' 35-6 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Brees completed 31 of 41 passes (75.6 percent) for 312 yards and two touchdowns for a 113.1 passer rating in the Saints' 24-17 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Previous winners: Philip Rivers (3), Ben Roethlisberger (2), Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Ryan Tannehill, Drew Brees, Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson.

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