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Drew Brees named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for performance vs Giants

Photos of Drew Brees vs the New York Giants on Sunday, November 1, 2015. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)

Drew Brees has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his historic performance in Sunday's win against the New York Giants, the NFL announced Wednesday.

It marks the second time this season (Week 4 and 8) and 22nd time in his career that he has won the weekly league accolade.

Brees is also up for two other NFL weekly awards that fans can vote on – FedEx Air Player of the Week and Clutch Performer of the Week.

Brees completed 39 of 50 passes (78%) for 505 yards and seven touchdowns for a 131.7 passer rating in the Saints' 52-49 win over the Giants.

Brees' franchise-record seven touchdown passes tied the NFL single-game record, done seven times previously.

Brees has now thrown at least five touchdowns in 10 games, breaking a tie with Peyton Manning for the most career games with at least five touchdown passes.

Drew Brees and Y. A. Tittle (Oct 28, 1962) are the only quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for 500 plus yards and seven touchdowns in a single game.

In his 15th season from Purdue, this is Brees' 22nd career Player of the Week Award.

Since joining the Saints in 2006, Brees has won 20 Player of the Week Awards, the most in franchise history. During that span, Brees' 20 Player of the Week Awards are the most in the NFL.

Brees is one of three players to win at least 20 Player of the Week Awards, joining Manning (27) and Brady (24).

Brees will speak with the media around 1:50 pm CT on Wednesday. Watch live.

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