Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Manning, Bailey are Players of the Week
By Dan Graziano
For the second week in a row, an NFC East quarterback, who usually finds his accomplishments overlooked in favor of his overblown mistakes, has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. This time, it's the New York Giants' Eli Manning, who threw four touchdowns and no interceptions in his team's upset victory Sunday over the Eagles in Philadelphia. It's the second Player of the Week award of Manning's career. The other came in Week 2 of the 2006 season, after another comeback victory in Philadelphia. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won this same award one week ago.
And in perhaps the most obvious awards vote of the week, Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking six field goals and accounting for all of Dallas' points in their 18-16 "Monday Night Football" victory over the Washington Redskins. He became the third rookie in NFL history to kick six field goals in a game, and he also handled kickoffs in place of the injured David Buehler, kicking off seven times and recording two touchbacks.