Collins named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Kerry Collins led the Giants to a 24-21 overtime road win over the NFC East-rival Washington Redskins.<BR><BR>

The Giants passer completed 61.5 percent (24 of 39) of his pass attempts for 276 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 108.5 passer rating.

Collins helped the Giants to a 21-3 halftime lead, completing 14 of 20 first-half attempts for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Then, after the Redskins tied the game 21-21 and forced overtime, the New York quarterback led the Giants on a nine play, 83-yard drive culminating in kicker Matt Bryant's 29-yard game-winning field goal.

Collins completed three of five attempts for 50 yards in overtime, including a 27-yard completion to FB Jim Finn that put New York in field-goal range at the Washington 20 yard-line.

"I thought Kerry had an outstanding game," Giants head coach Jim Fassel said. "He has been calm and collected and I think he has handled a lot of things magnificently."

In his ninth season from Penn State, this is Collins' fifth Player of the Week Award.

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