For his performance in Sunday night’s 30-17 win over the Vikings, which came two weeks after he suffered a concussion and one week after a game that he missed because of it, Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner has been named the NFC offensive player of the week.
Warner completed 22 of 32 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns, despite the fact that Matt Leinart took the bulk of the snaps with the first team.
The win gave the Cardinals their best record through 12 games (8-4) since 1976.
Warner also has generated a passer rating of 120 or higher for four straight games. (On Sunday night, his passer rating was 127.7.) Per the release from the Cardinals announcing the award, Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas is the only other quarterback in league history to accomplish this feat.
Given Warner’s other career accomplishments, it’s the kind of thing that will give his supporters plenty of ammunition when the time comes to vote on his candidacy for enshrinement in Canton.