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Warner wins offensive player of the week award

For his performance in Sunday night’s 30-17 win over the Vikings, which came two weeks after he suffered a concussion and one week after a game that he missed because of it, Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner has been named the NFC offensive player of the week.

Warner completed 22 of 32 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns, despite the fact that Matt Leinart took the bulk of the snaps with the first team.

The win gave the Cardinals their best record through 12 games (8-4) since 1976.

Warner also has generated a passer rating of 120 or higher for four straight games.  (On Sunday night, his passer rating was 127.7.)  Per the release from the Cardinals announcing the award, Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas is the only other quarterback in league history to accomplish this feat.

Given Warner’s other career accomplishments, it’s the kind of thing that will give his supporters plenty of ammunition when the time comes to vote on his candidacy for enshrinement in Canton.

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15 Responses to “Warner wins offensive player of the week award”
  1. Bird Man says: Dec 8, 2009 6:13 PM

    Why don’t you ease up on the whole “will Warner make the HOF” question until he actually retires? Besides, it’s in God’s hands.

  2. Mike McCarthy's Moobs says: Dec 8, 2009 6:21 PM

    Warner is NOT Hall of Fame material. The guy blows.

  3. PervyHarvin says: Dec 8, 2009 6:21 PM

    Congrats Kurt. I’ll cut you some slack for spanking my Vikings since you and I are both from Iowa originally. Imagine a HOF’er that came from UNI College? Wild dude,who would of thunk?

  4. Sportygal says: Dec 8, 2009 6:28 PM

    Warner, without a doubt, deserves to go into the HOF.

  5. LUNATIK RAIDER says: Dec 8, 2009 6:42 PM

    Would a QB with stats of 20-33 completion for 308 yrds 3 carrys for 20 yrds. 3 TD’s & 0 INTs be better? Cause if so then Bruce Gradkowski should of gotten the award for the way he pulled that win on the road in Pittsburgh. Warner did good but come on numbers don’t lie…

  6. Valhalla says: Dec 8, 2009 6:44 PM

    Kurt deserves this award.
    The vikings were DOMINATED in every facet of the game to the point were i didnt recognize my own team! AD 13 carries for 19 yards? Allen 0 sacks and little pressure?
    We lost a game we could afford to lose some might say ; but in football you DONT turn the intensity level on and off like a switch-bad habits are easy to develop and tough to shake.
    The Packers are 2 games behind us with 4 games left to play so tighten up your chin straps, rub some dirt on it and lose the loser mentality
    or we will be one and done!
    Prayers to E.J and his family-what a horrific injury!
    Peace out girl scouts! GO VIKES!

  7. McLovin says: Dec 8, 2009 7:10 PM

    The Packers’ Clay Matthews wins Defensive Player of the Week: http://bit.ly/4QJnup.
    Big honor for the rookie.

  8. nfcbeast says: Dec 8, 2009 8:12 PM

    Maybe AARP sent him a congratulatory gift basket.

  9. PolegoJim says: Dec 8, 2009 9:34 PM

    I’m just very glad he’s off the public Jesus kick. It actually made me root for him.
    I’m a religious man, but don’t believe that post football interviews are the venue for preaching and proselytizing. Go door to door if you want to be heard religiously.

  10. Favre On HGH says: Dec 8, 2009 9:52 PM

    SKOL VIKINGS!

  11. Majik Man says: Dec 8, 2009 11:29 PM

    # LUNATIK RAIDER says: December 8, 2009 6:42 PM
    Would a QB with stats of 20-33 completion for 308 yrds 3 carrys for 20 yrds. 3 TD’s & 0 INTs be better? Cause if so then Bruce Gradkowski should of gotten the award for the way he pulled that win on the road in Pittsburgh. Warner did good but come on numbers don’t lie…
    ______________
    Ummm…. Gradkowski plays in the AFC, and he did win the AFC honor. You’re not helping the image of Raider fans by not knowing what conference your team plays in, chief.

  12. jx4cmario1 says: Dec 8, 2009 11:41 PM

    Hey lunatik…Bruce is not able to receive the NFC offensive player of the week award.

  13. somlucci says: Dec 9, 2009 1:25 AM

    Florio just threw up in his mouth

  14. Josh says: Dec 9, 2009 5:02 AM

    The question about Kurt Warner’s HoF status is a fun thing to debate on. Personally I gotta side with Joe Montana. Joe Montana knows a thing or two about being a good QB, and he says Kurt’s a hall of famer.
    Many detractors like to say Kurt’s a product of a system. That can’t be completely true since in the immediate aftermath of his injury strings, Marc Bulger had some success, but not nearly the same success. Bulger had the same awesome line, Bruce and Holt were still good, and Faulk still had a good year or two left in him.
    Same in Arizona. Leinart hasn’t exactly managed to dazzle with this same offense. Now there’s certainly the case of good quarterbacks helping average at best receivers put up good numbers (name for me the receivers Marino played with), but you can’t fault a quarterback for having a good offense. Football is a team game. Jim Kelly wouldn’t have as great of numbers without Andre Reed to throw to and without Thurman Thomas to establish the run every game. Montana had Taylor and Rice. Young had Rice and Owens. etc.

  15. danlinker says: Dec 9, 2009 12:05 PM

    Yet another award. The guy is good.

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