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Hakeem Nicks is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week

New York Giants Hakeem Nicks avoids tackle by Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ahmad Black after catching pass to set up Giants winning touchdown in NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had a monster day against the Buccaneers in the Giants’ 41-34 victory and now he’s got an honor to represent how well he played.

Nicks has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week Two after he had 10 catches for a career-high 199 yard in the win. Nicks, who also scored a touchdown, helped Eli Manning set a career high with 510 passing yards and helped the Giants overcome a 14-point third quarter deficit with his productive Sunday. He’s the first Giants receiver to be named Player of the Week since Plaxico Burress took home the honor in 2005.

That’s a pretty good illustration of why the Giants were so happy to get Nicks back from a broken bone in his foot before the start of the regular season. While Nicks is still bothered by the injury, including a flare up after someone stepped on the foot Sunday, he’s a game-changing receiver who has developed a winning relationship with Manning over the course of their time together in New Jersey.

Nicks wasn’t the only Giants wide receiver to feast on the Tampa secondary in Week Two. Victor Cruz had 11 catches and 179 receiving yards and the Cruz-Nicks duo became the first teammates in NFL history to record at least 10 catches and 175 receiving yards in the same game.

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11 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week”
  1. mikealstott says: Sep 19, 2012 12:04 PM

    And on another note Aquib Taleb got the worst cover corner of the week award… Good job Talib…

  2. thebigcaptain2011 says: Sep 19, 2012 12:09 PM

    Hakeem the Dream

  3. justintuckrule says: Sep 19, 2012 12:10 PM

    Best WR duo in the NFL bar none.

  4. imbetterthanyou says: Sep 19, 2012 12:17 PM

    “And on another note Aquib Taleb got the worst cover corner of the week award… Good job Talib…”

    and he was holding him the whole game too…real bad game for Talib

  5. dbones750 says: Sep 19, 2012 12:44 PM

    Nicks for Six. Get used to it. Sign this guy long-term, ASAP! He’s injury prone, but he’s also a warrior.

  6. coughlinsredcheeks says: Sep 19, 2012 12:55 PM

    As a Giants fan, I’m proud of Nicks. While I don’t think he’s top 5 WR yet, he’s top 10 and moving up

  7. themonkeyman says: Sep 19, 2012 1:06 PM

    When you think football…

    Think of Hakeem…

  8. cooklynn17 says: Sep 19, 2012 1:11 PM

    coughlinsredcheeks says: Sep 19, 2012 12:55 PM

    As a Giants fan, I’m proud of Nicks. While I don’t think he’s top 5 WR yet, he’s top 10 and moving up
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    What?

    I am a Giants fan too. Please name me five WR’s who are better than Nicks. And Cruz is not one of them.

  9. nygdriveforfive says: Sep 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    Nicks is a top 5wr in the league and getting better. please check last years playoffs stats/performance if you disagree. Love me some Cruz but Nicks is the Giants #1 wr.

  10. avanderlay says: Sep 19, 2012 1:49 PM

    and this just in – the Bucs are still throwing blitzes at Eli…

    While I agree Talib played AWFUL, they also were not giving him any help at all. Everyone watching knew the Giants were going to keep throwing, yet the Bucs insisted on blitzing one of our best DBs (Barber or Wright) play after play. Talib’s inconsistent plays were hidden a lot better when we played more zone and cover 2…

  11. east96st says: Sep 19, 2012 1:52 PM

    What’s truly amazing about that stat line is each guy would have had at least another 50 yards if the replacement assclowns understood that the NFL rules say a DB can’t hold a fist full of the WR’s jersey all the way down the field. If that game had competent officials, Cruz & Nicks go well over 200 yards each and Eli breaks the record for single game passing yardage.

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