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NFC honors Eli Manning, Ronde Barber, Dan Bailey

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber and Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey are the NFC offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week for Week Three.

Manning went 16-of-23 for 254 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Giants’ 29-16 win at Philadelphia. His passer rating of 145.7 was his single-game high, and he became the first opposing quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in a victory at Philadelphia since Joe Montana in 1989. This is Manning’s second career player of the week award.

Barber had an interception, a fumble recovery, four tackles and three passes defensed in the Buccaneers’ 16-13 win over the Falcons. The game was Barber’s 186th consecutive start, which is the NFL record for a cornerback. This is Barber’s eighth career Player of the Week Award.

Bailey went 6-for-6 on field goals and made a game-winning 40-yarder in the Cowboys’ 18-16 win over the Redskins. He tied Garo Yepremian (1966) and Jeff Reed (2002) for the most field goals by a rookie in a single game.

The other nominees for offensive player of the week were Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Giants receiver Victor Cruz, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

The other nominees for defensive player of the week were Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, Packers safety Morgan Burnett, Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch.

The other nominees for special teams player of the week were Bucs kicker Connor Barth and Lions kicker Jason Hanson.

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17 Responses to “NFC honors Eli Manning, Ronde Barber, Dan Bailey”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 28, 2011 3:53 PM

    Look at Killdrive’s coloring book! It’s so elaborate and pwitty…

    No, but he called a great game (aside from the glimpse back into his predictable ways in the 2nd quarter) and I am happy. KEEP IT UP.

  2. suhnami says: Sep 28, 2011 3:56 PM

    i’m sorry but how does stafford or calvin not win this over eli?

    team hasn’t won in minny since 1997, hasn’t gone 3-0 since 1980, and stafford commanded a 4th quarter comeback from an impossible 20 point deficit to win?

    calvin with the 2 td’s and catch at the end to secure the win by setting up the field goal??

    NYG win because vick got hurt, not because of eli – sorry.

  3. wecomefromthestars says: Sep 28, 2011 4:00 PM

    Lions players nominated across the NFC board?

    Oh hell to the yeah.

  4. seneca1ss says: Sep 28, 2011 4:01 PM

    Ronde is the NFL’s current iron man and still ballin’ (all 5’9″ of him)

  5. angrycorgi says: Sep 28, 2011 4:04 PM

    Well, the eagles former spare QB (Kolb) had a couple of these meaningless awards and they were able to parlay that into the biggest fleecing, errr, I mean “trade” in the last 5 years. Maybe if Eli can manage to win another one the jints can send him to some dumb team for like 2 or 3 first round draft picks. He’ll never win another SB without a masterful-jump-ball-WR (Plaxico), so you might as well sell high!!

  6. otistaylor89 says: Sep 28, 2011 4:37 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted that you had to correct Ronde Barber’s name from Tiki in the original post.

    I’m flabbergasted that Ronde is still playing at a high level when much younger CB’s are hurt constantly.

    (Wasn’t he on that UVA team that beat FSU?)

  7. lgbarn says: Sep 28, 2011 4:38 PM

    Well deserved by Ronde. He may not be the prototypical shutdown corner but man is that guy smart. He just seems to know where to be when it’s time to make a play.

  8. zaggs says: Sep 28, 2011 4:58 PM

    “suhnami says: Sep 28, 2011 3:56 PM

    i’m sorry but how does stafford or calvin not win this over eli?

    team hasn’t won in minny since 1997, hasn’t gone 3-0 since 1980, and stafford commanded a 4th quarter comeback from an impossible 20 point deficit to win?

    NYG win because vick got hurt, not because of eli – sorry.”

    Maybe because Minnesota sucks! They were only 0-2 before Detroit got to them. Also Stafford took 5 sacks.

    Also New York was back on top BEFORE Vick officially left, not after.

  9. arlingtonassasin says: Sep 28, 2011 5:01 PM

    The league forgot to hand out the Most Fragile and Overated player award. Ill give all the Eagles fans a hint….it starts with a V and ends with an Ick

  10. DonRSD says: Sep 28, 2011 5:33 PM

    GO ELI!!!

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 28, 2011 5:33 PM

    I love when clowns try to detract from Eli, but the minute he does something wrong, those same peons are all over him with the same tired, baseless talk. It’s amazing. WE BEAT THEM AT THEIR OWN GAME.

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 28, 2011 5:35 PM

    otistaylor89 says: Sep 28, 2011 4:37 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted that you had to correct Ronde Barber’s name from Tiki in the original post.

    I’m flabbergasted that Ronde is still playing at a high level when much younger CB’s are hurt constantly.

    (Wasn’t he on that UVA team that beat FSU?)
    ———-

    Unfortunately (as a Noles fan) yes, they both were. I didn’t want to go to school the next day, as that was a Thursday Night game, will never forget it.

    Tiki ran for almost 200 (although Warrick Dunn nearly did also) and Ronde was out there as well.

  13. tigrrrr says: Sep 28, 2011 6:44 PM

    Hehehe…. The giants qb gets NFC offensive player of the week against the karma bitten eagles!
    Serves you right, and just the beginning. The price u pay for selling out for the POS vick!

  14. eagles512 says: Sep 28, 2011 7:43 PM

    Eli? If you watched the game, he didn’t play great. Wasn’t bad, but not player of the week worthy.

  15. axespray says: Sep 28, 2011 9:12 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:Sep 28, 2011 5:33 PM
    “I love when clowns try to detract from Eli, but the minute he does something wrong, those same peons are all over him with the same tired, baseless talk.”

    …yet you have no problem with Giants fans rippin’ on Romo every chance they get?
    eli and romo are both doofus qbs that somehow do alright in this league.

  16. phillygiant says: Sep 28, 2011 9:45 PM

    I love these Eli haters, he throws 4 tds against “the dream team” and they can’t give the guy his props….oh and I guess he was Superbowl MVP only because he through one pass to a guy who caught against his head…..do you guys actually watch the game??? Pleas stick to hockey dumb dumbs!!

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 28, 2011 9:53 PM

    Romo is overhyped for reasons unknown. Eli isn’t overrated like some claim.

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