New York Giants quarterback Kerry Collins, who passed for an NFC championship game record 381 yards to help his team reach the Super Bowl, was among the NFL Players of the Week announce on Wednesday.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was named Defensive Player of the Week and his teammate, punter Kyle Richardson, captured Special Teams honors.
Dissecting a porous secondary which ranked 28th in the league, Collins completed 28-of-39 passes in the Giants' 41-0 demolition of the Minnesota Vikings.
Collins completed 23-of-34 passes for 338 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone when the Giants opened a 34-0 lead and essentially buried the Vikings.
Lewis, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, made his presence felt in the AFC championship game, collecting seven tackles and recovering a fumble in the Ravens' 16-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Richardson averaged 40.6 yards on seven punts, placing four inside the 20-yard line. Baltimore yielded only nine yards off punt returns. Home