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Eli Manning earns NFC Player of the Week Honor


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(Sept. 20, 2006) -- Quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants, defensive tackle Tommie Harris of the Chicago Bears and kicker Ryan Longwell of the Minnesota Vikings are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the second week of the 2006 season (Sept. 17-18), the NFL announced.

 

OFFENSE: QB ELI MANNING, NEW YORK GIANTS

 

Manning led the Giants to a historic comeback in a 30-24 overtime win over the NFC East-rival Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, helping New York overcome a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit en route to the win. The victory marked the first time the Giants, trailing 24-7 entering the fourth quarter, overcame a 17-point margin in the final stanza since Nov. 15, 1970, when Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton led the club out of a 33-14 hole to defeat the Washington Redskins, 35-33. This time it was Manning guiding the club to a key win. After the Giants drew to within 24-14, Manning led a 33-yard scoring drive culminated by a 22-yard touchdown to Amani Toomer with 3:28 to play. Then after the Giants retained possession with 58 seconds remaining and no timeouts, Manning led the team 63 yards in six plays, with kicker Jay Feely forcing overtime with a 35-yard field goal. Manning's mastery continued in the extra session on the final drive, finding Plaxico Burress for the game-winning 31-yard touchdown pass. In the fourth quarter and overtime, Manning -- who finished 31 of 43 for 371 yards, three touchdowns and one interception for a 111.7 rating -- completed 20 of 26 attempts for 233 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

 

In his third season from Mississippi, this is Manning's first career Player of the Week Award.

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(Sept. 20, 2006) -- Quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants, defensive tackle Tommie Harris of the Chicago Bears and kicker Ryan Longwell of the Minnesota Vikings are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the second week of the 2006 season (Sept. 17-18), the NFL announced.

 

OFFENSE: QB ELI MANNING, NEW YORK GIANTS

 

Manning led the Giants to a historic comeback in a 30-24 overtime win over the NFC East-rival Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, helping New York overcome a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit en route to the win. The victory marked the first time the Giants, trailing 24-7 entering the fourth quarter, overcame a 17-point margin in the final stanza since Nov. 15, 1970, when Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton led the club out of a 33-14 hole to defeat the Washington Redskins, 35-33. This time it was Manning guiding the club to a key win. After the Giants drew to within 24-14, Manning led a 33-yard scoring drive culminated by a 22-yard touchdown to Amani Toomer with 3:28 to play. Then after the Giants retained possession with 58 seconds remaining and no timeouts, Manning led the team 63 yards in six plays, with kicker Jay Feely forcing overtime with a 35-yard field goal. Manning's mastery continued in the extra session on the final drive, finding Plaxico Burress for the game-winning 31-yard touchdown pass. In the fourth quarter and overtime, Manning -- who finished 31 of 43 for 371 yards, three touchdowns and one interception for a 111.7 rating -- completed 20 of 26 attempts for 233 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

 

In his third season from Mississippi, this is Manning's first career Player of the Week Award.

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margin in the final stanza since Nov. 15, 1970, when Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton led the club out of a 33-14 hole to defeat the Washington Redskins, 35-33.

 

Dad and I were there for that game. Muddy field with rain falling throughout

 

8 yrs old I twas, and still remember that Ron Johnson scored a 1 yard plunge in the beginning of the 4th qtr to start it off

 

Defense held

 

Then Rb Tucker Frederickson took a swing pass from Tark, and galloped 57 yards for the 2nd TD

 

Defense held

 

then Rb Ron Johnson caught key 4th and 6 at the 25 yrd line to keep final drive going...Ron Johnson then swept round left end for win with .37 seconds left.

 

Defense held

 

end of game

 

oddity, like Tim Carter recovering fumble in endzone, WR Clifton Mcneil in that game recoved forward fumble in endzone in 1st qtr!

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