New York Player Of The Week: Eli Manning, New York Giants

Sep 16, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes during the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium. Giants won 41-34. Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Eli Manning of the New York Giants is our first SB Nation New York Player of the Week.

Eli Manning is this week's SB Nation New York Player of the Week. OK, he is our first Player of the Week, honored as such for having the best performance last week of any New York athlete.

Manning, you probably know by now, threw for a career-best 510 yards as the New York Giants came from behind to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Manning rallied the Giants from a 27-13 third-quarter deficit after throwing three first-half interceptions.

[Related: Big Blue View has complete giants' coverage]

Manning missed by three yards of compiling the greatest passing performance in Giants' franchise history, as Jeff Freier of SB Nation New York noted earlier. His effort has him nominated for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honor. You can vote for Manning, or the player of your choice at NFL.com/FedEx.

Honorable Mentions

- Victor Cruz (11 catches, 179 yards, 1 touchdown) and Hakeem Nicks (11 catches, 199 yards, 1 touchdown) had huge days catching Manning's passes.

- Derek Jeter, Yankees. The Captain passes the great Willie Mays for 10th place on baseball's all-time hits list last week. [See Pinstriped Bible for Yankees' coverage]

- Thierry Henry, Red Bulls. Earned MLS Player of the Week honors for getting a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew. [See Once A Metro for Red Bulls' coverage]

- Jawan Jamison, Rutgers. This busy young fella carried the ball 41 times for 151 yards as the Scarlet Knights defeated USF, 23-13, in their Big East Conference opening game on Thursday. [See OnTheBanks for Rutgers' coverage]

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