Kurt Warner named NFC Offensive Player of the WeekPosted: Updated:
TEMPE - The following is a press release from the Arizona Cardinals:
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner has been named this week's "NFC Offensive Player of the Week" for his performance in last Sunday's 31-10 victory vs. the Miami Dolphins.
Warner completed his first nine pass attempts, including a 79-yard touchdown to Anquan Boldin and a 75-yard completion to Larry Fitzgerald. He finished the game 19-24 passing for 361 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He finished the game with a perfect 158.3 passer rating, the third time he has accomplished that feat during his NFL career and the first time since 2000. His three perfect games tie him with Peyton Manning for the NFL record. He also became the first Cardinals quarterback to post a perfect rating since Jim Hart accomplished that feat on November 23, 1975 in New York.
Warner's 361 passing yards give him 42 300-yard games for his career and 12 as a member of the Cardinals, tying Charley Johnson (1961-69) for third-most in franchise history. Warner improved his record to 31-3 (.912) in his career when he posts a 100+ passer rating.
This is the seventh time in his career Warner has earned Player of the Week honors and his third selection as a member of the Cardinals. He won the award in 2006 at the first game at University of Phoenix Stadium vs. San Francisco while also winning the award in 2005 in his return trip to play the St. Louis Rams. Warner becomes the first Cardinals offensive player to win the award three times since quarterback Neil Lomax was honored four times between 1984-1988.