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Greg Jennings, Julius Peppers get NFC player of the week awards

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A pair of NFC North standouts have been honored as the NFC offensive and defensive players of the week.

Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings was named offensive player of the week after his seven-catch, 152-yard, three-touchdown game in the Packers’ coach-killing win at Minnesota. Jennings broke open what had been a close, low-scoring game with a touchdown in the second quarter that gave Green Bay a 10-3 lead, and his two touchdown catches in the second half put the game away.

Bears defensive end Julius Peppers was named defensive player of the week after his three-sack game in Thursday night’s 16-0 win over the Dolphins. Peppers was the star of a Bears defensive effort that held Miami to just 187 yards of total offense. It was Peppers’ eighth career game with at least three sacks.

As we’ve previously noted, Cowboys defensive back Bryan McCann was named the NFC special teams player of the week.

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8 Responses to “Greg Jennings, Julius Peppers get NFC player of the week awards”
  1. phillyfan4ever says: Nov 24, 2010 11:49 AM

    Can’t give the award to Mike Vick every week hehe

  2. everybodygotaids says: Nov 24, 2010 12:04 PM

    Well, I guess I was wrong about the Bears overpaying for Peppers. Thought he might be anothe Haynesworth. That wasn’t the case.

  3. bluestree says: Nov 24, 2010 12:25 PM

    Greg finally gets some props as he quietly goes about being one of the best in the business.

  4. Rex Grossman says: Nov 24, 2010 12:30 PM

    Although Peppers’ sack totals aren’t outstanding so far this season, he’s gotta be the Bears D MVP this year. I’ve never seen a defensive player create so many big plays (things that don’t show up in the box score) in my life.

  5. uncommon1 says: Nov 24, 2010 2:21 PM

    Jennings is a helluva player and one of the few Packers I can stomach. That being said, I assume he only reeceived this award because they couldn’t give the credit to Chris Cook and co. in the Viking Secondary? Without taking away from Greg’s day, even TJ Houshmandzadeh could have lit up the Vikes on sunday

  6. jimmy1smith says: Nov 24, 2010 3:38 PM

    It is unfair to the rest of the NFL to award Jennings, while all the other WR’s had to compete against NFL caliber DB’s, Greg was running wild against the Vikings.

  7. macjacmccoy says: Nov 24, 2010 9:30 PM

    I dont agree with Peppers getting the award. Whats more valueable 3 sacks or 3 turnovers? Asante had 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery. I find that alot more impressive then 3 sacks. He also made some very nice tackles and shut down the Giants top 5 passing attack when they threw his way.

  8. vikingsguy says: Nov 27, 2010 11:18 AM

    Where do you and your mother live, Cumberland?
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    jimmy1smith says:
    Nov 24, 2010 3:38 PM
    It is unfair to the rest of the NFL to award Jennings, while all the other WR’s had to compete against NFL caliber DB’s, Greg was running wild against the Vikings.

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