NFC honors go to Freeman, Walden, Ryan

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Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, Packers linebacker Erik Walden and Seahawks punter Jon Ryan are the NFC players of the week for the final week of the regular season.

The offensive player of the week award goes to Freeman for completing 21 of 26 passes for 255 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, in the Buccaneers’ 23-13 win against the Saints. Freeman has now thrown a touchdown pass in 13 straight games, the longest streak in Buccaneers franchise history. This is Freeman’s second player of the week award; he also won it in Week Five.

Walden gets the NFC defensive player of the week award after his 16-tackle day against the Bears in a 10-3 victory that sent the Packers to the playoffs. Walden, who added two sacks, is the second Packers linebacker to get a player of the week award this season, following Clay Matthews in Week Two and Week Nine.

Ryan helped punt the Seahawks into the playoffs by dropping four of his seven punts at or inside the 10-yard line in the Seahawks’ 16-6 win over the Rams, a win that clinched the NFC West for Seattle. This is Ryan’s first player of the week award.

7 responses to “NFC honors go to Freeman, Walden, Ryan

  1. That’s gotta be such a great feeling for Walden to from unemployed to DPOTW in a couple months. Who knows if he’s got a future in front of him but size and speed wise he reminded me of James Harrison. I just hope he’s got a higher IQ.

  2. I hadn’t even heard of this guy a few weeks ago and he gets DPOTW. Another terrible pickup by TT.

  3. cover2blitz0 says:
    Jan 5, 2011 4:57 PM
    its all about 5 and the nfl needs to realize freeman is a top notch qb


    It’s tough when you still have idiots like John Clayton that rank Freeman as the 13th best QB in the league, behind such superstars as Matt Schaub and Eli Manning. Manning has a SB ring, but he is highly erratic, and Schaub hasn’t come close to a playoff game (and his team lost 10+ game with him as the starter).

    I’m starting to think that Sean Salisbury was not only funny regarding him, but was right about Clayton all along.

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