When the Vikings announced that quarterback Brett Favre won the NFC offensive player of the week award in a release that said nothing about the wild man who roped the invisible calf 4.5 times, the message was that Vikings defensive end Jared Allen likely hadn’t won the NFC defensive player of the week prize.
And he didn’t.
Saints safety Darren Sharper gets the nod, thanks to a two-interception performance against the Jets, which included one that was returned 99 yards for a touchdown.
It’s the second time Sharper has won the award during his 13-year career. The other occasion came in November 2005, when Sharper picked off New York’s other golden-boy quarterback three times, returning one for a touchdown, in Minnesota’s 24-21 win over the Giants.