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Bradshaw, Coleman, Hester named NFC players of the week

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Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, Eagles safety Kurt Coleman and Bears return man Devin Hester are the NFC players of the week.

Bradshaw ran for 104 yards and scored all three of the team’s touchdowns in the Giants’ 27-24 victory over the Bills. Bradshaw had a one-yard rushing touchdown in each of the first three quarters. and set up the game-winning field goal with a 30-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Coleman intercepted Rex Grossman three times, the most interceptions in one game for any NFL player this season, and helped lead the Eagles to a win over the Redskins. His performance also helped John Beck win the starting quarterback job in Washington.

Hester won the special teams player of the week award for the 11th time, the most ever for a return man, after he scored on a 98-yard kickoff return Sunday against the Vikings. Hester has now returned 11 punts, five kickoffs and one missed field goals for touchdowns. Hester also had 91 receiving yards and joins current Raider Jacoby Ford and former Bear Rickey Watts as the only players in NFL history to have a kickoff return touchdown, a touchdown catch and at least 90 receiving yards in one game.

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11 Responses to “Bradshaw, Coleman, Hester named NFC players of the week”
  1. ajknox88 says: Oct 19, 2011 4:03 PM

    Hester is a living legend, HoF material. Any team that kicks to him needs to fire their special teams coach.

  2. gyantphan4life says: Oct 19, 2011 4:12 PM

    And Coleman won the worst player of the week award in week 3 against the Giants and was benched for it, until he was given his redemption chance last week. No wonder this is the greatest spectator sport in America, you never know what will happen. Any given Sunday!

  3. mrklutch says: Oct 19, 2011 4:33 PM

    If you would have told me “Kurt Coleman” and “Player of the Week” were used in the same sentence, I would have giggled as I walked away.

  4. minkytails says: Oct 19, 2011 4:44 PM

    Other than Aaron Rodgers (who is always a finalist), who were the other finalists?

  5. thevza says: Oct 19, 2011 4:47 PM

    Any DB that lines up against Rex Grossman has a decent shot at getting NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

  6. asublimeday says: Oct 19, 2011 5:11 PM

    Hester= BEAST MODE

  7. realfann says: Oct 19, 2011 5:44 PM

    Frank Gore: 15 carries 141 yards 1 TD beating the unbeaten Lions in Detroit.

    No East coast bias in these awards.

    Oh no.

  8. jmills147 says: Oct 19, 2011 6:29 PM

    @realfann – it’s not east coast bias…gore had 1 rushing td and over 100 yards rushing, bradshaw had 3 TDS and over 100 yards rushing…its not an east coast bias, just that the east coast teams have more talented players so far this season…

  9. jazzaman12 says: Oct 19, 2011 7:05 PM

    “Hester also had 91 receiving yards and joins current Raider Jacoby Ford and former Bear Rickey Watts as the only players in NFL history to have a kickoff return touchdown, a touchdown catch and at least 90 receiving yards in one game”

    The NFL always makes me laugh with it’s crazy random stats that get dropped on us. They only picked “At least 90 yards receiving” because it adds another random way to make the accomplishment sound better.

    It’s like saying “Joe Quarterback has thrown for at least 325 yards in 3 consecutive outdoor road games against Division opponents when playing on turf with an injury and a light breeze” The stat guys will find anything and make it sound amazing!

  10. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 19, 2011 7:07 PM

    Hester is a monster. Bradshaw is a monster too, another example of hard work paying off.

  11. ronniemexico says: Oct 19, 2011 9:21 PM

    When the Tampa punter kicks every punt out of bounds next week fo a 25 yard net Hester should get the award again.

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