New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been named NFL Offensive Player of the Week for the first time this season.
Manning led the Giants to a 27-24 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
The win was Manning’s fifth in his last six games, including his first career shutout.
He threw for a career-high 358 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Associated Press Sports Editors named Manning the NFL Offensive MVP on Tuesday.
He joins Tom Brady (2016), Aaron Rodgers (2015), Cam Newton (2014) and Cam Newton in the list.
Manziel was named NFL MVP for the second time this year after leading the New Orleans Saints to a 29-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, which was the most points the Saints scored in a game this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Mannering’s 3,851 passing yards were a season high, but he also led the NFL in total touchdowns (12) and completions (55).
He completed 28 of 35 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns, and his 11 touchdowns were tied for third most in a single season by a quarterback in NFL history.
He set a career high with 1,611 yards passing and four touchdowns, becoming the third quarterback in league history to accomplish the feat.
Manuel threw for 4,965 yards and 17 touchdowns, a season-best 13 more than his previous career-best of 4,731 yards.
His 9,097 total yards rank tied for the most in NFL playoff history, and he also became the fifth player in NFL franchise history to record 4,000 passing yards and 16 touchdowns in a season, joining Brett Favre (2007), Tony Romo (2003), Aaron Brooks (2000) and Warren Moon (1993).
He became the first player in franchise history with more than 10,000 rushing yards and four scores in a postseason.
Man Manning is the first rookie to win the Offensive Player’s MVP award since Michael Vick won it in 2005.
Vick, who is no longer with the team, is now just the second rookie to be named Offensive MVP, joining Tony Romo in 2004.
Managing to win at home against a defending Super Bowl champion is an accomplishment, but it’s a reminder of what can happen when you make it to the Super Bowl.
Manning’s success has also led to a new era in New York’s playoff history.
New York became the third team in NFL playoffs history to win a playoff game at home (joining the Dallas Cowboys in 2001 and New England Patriots in 2008).
Manning has won two of the last three games at MetLife Stadium, while the Giants have won three of the past four games.
The New York Times named Manning as its 2016 Person of the Year on Tuesday, becoming just the fourth player in league lore to win that honor.
Man, the Giants quarterback, is also the first New York quarterback to win Defensive Player of Year in the same season since New England’s Tom Brady won it twice in 2009 and 2010.
Brady is also just the third player in team history to earn Defensive Player-of-the-Year in the first two seasons of a new contract.
The new season is in full swing for the New England franchise, which is just one win away from its first title since 2002.
The franchise has won three straight games, but the defending Super DII champion Indianapolis Colts have just one more win.