Peyton Manning, Austin Collie Named Finalists for Player-of-the-Week Honors
INDIANAPOLIS – Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning has been named a finalist for FedEx Air NFL Player-of-the-Week honors, the NFL announced on Tuesday. Fans can vote for winners on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday through noon (ET) on Friday to determine the Players-of-the-Week.
Manning helped lead the Colts to a 34-17 victory Sunday against Seattle. The win marked the Colts' 13th in a row dating to last season, matching the club record set in 2005. Manning completed 31-of-41 passes for 353 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for a 107.1 passer rating.
Manning set a club record with his fourth consecutive 300-plus-yard game, while he became the third quarterback in NFL history to start the season with four consecutive 300-yard games. Manning also tied Fran Tarkenton for 3rd-most touchdown passes in NFL history with 342.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA – a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children – by making weekly $1,000 donations in the winning players' names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team's city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and street signage to traffic barriers and educational training.
Also nominated for Air Player-of-the-Week honors were Minnesota's Brett Favre and Jacksonville's David Garrard.
Manning won FedEx Air NFL Player-of-the-Week honors for his Week 3 performance at Arizona.
COLLIE NOMINATED FOR WEEKLY ROOKIE HONOR
Colts wide receiver Austin Collie also has been nominated for a weekly honor. Collie is a finalist along with rookies Vontae Davis of Miami, Johnny Knox of Chicago, Mohamed Massaquoi of Cleveland and Knowshon Moreno of Denver for NFL Rookie-of-the-Week honors.
Collie caught six passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' 34-17 victory, Sunday, against Seattle. All totals for the rookie wide receiver from BYU marked career-highs. Collie recorded his first NFL touchdown with :03 left in the second quarter on a 21-yard pass play from Manning to give the Colts a 21-3 halftime lead.
Fans can vote for the award at NFL.com/rookies beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. (ET) through noon (ET) on Friday.