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Brees, Hall, Peterson named NFC players of the week

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Last week, Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall played so badly against Dallas that he said the Redskins should cut him. This week, Hall has been recognized as the best defensive player in the conference.

Hall is the NFC defensive player of the week for Week 12, the NFL announced today.

In the Redskins’ 23-17 win over the Seahawks on Sunday, Hall had an interception, six passes defensed and five tackles. The interception came in the game’s final minute, ending the Seahawks’ final attempt at a comeback. The Redskins’ secondary held the Seahawks to just 126 net passing yards and 3.9 yards per pass play.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the NFC offensive player of the week for his performance against the Giants on Monday night. Brees went 24-of-38 for 363 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions, and also ran for a touchdown. That made him the first player in NFL history to complete at least 60 percent of his passes, throw for 350 yards with four touchdowns with no interceptions and run for a touchdown, all in one game. With Brees leading the way, the Saints had an 88-yard touchdown drive and three 80-yard touchdown drives, making them the first team this season to have four touchdown drives of 80 yards or longer in a game.

Arizona’s Patrick Peterson is the NFC special teams player of the week, thanks to his 80-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Cardinals’ 23-20 win over the Rams. That score made Peterson the first player in NFL history with four punt-return touchdowns of 80 yards or more in a season. (Only six players in NFL history have four 80-yard punt-return touchdowns in their entire careers; Peterson has done it after just 31 returns in 11 games.) Peterson joins Jack Christiansen in 1951, Rick Upchurch in 1976 and Devin Hester in 2007 as the only players ever to have four punt-return touchdowns in a season.

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13 Responses to “Brees, Hall, Peterson named NFC players of the week”
  1. hawks12 says: Nov 30, 2011 2:46 PM

    red bryant blocked a field goal and an extra point surprised he didnt win the special teams award

  2. deangelo23hall says: Nov 30, 2011 2:54 PM

    Yes I did

  3. adeedothatswho says: Nov 30, 2011 3:00 PM

    You sure you don’t want to add more qualifications for that Brees thing? Was he the first QB to throw 3.5 TDs with 1.7 pics in Spain, during a game in the month of Smarch (you know that lousy Smarch weather), with Spacemen on their helmets?

  4. nurnay says: Nov 30, 2011 3:23 PM

    Hard to argue the Brees pick, but I think Beanie Wells deserved it more.

  5. scomibord says: Nov 30, 2011 3:34 PM

    To be honest, I wouldn’t want any other quaterback in the league. Even Tim Teblow. Sorry I just had to keep that sarcasm going

  6. skinsrock says: Nov 30, 2011 4:24 PM

    Good MeAngelo,
    Bad MeAngelo.

  7. RomosRibs says: Nov 30, 2011 4:32 PM

    When did they start honoring mediocrity(DH)?

  8. tialen says: Nov 30, 2011 4:35 PM

    This is the same guy who was “hurt” for 1 minute during the game last week when the hawks were in a hury up offense.

    Of course he made it back out on to the field before the next ball was even snapped.
    What a d-bag.

  9. omega49 says: Nov 30, 2011 4:47 PM

    congrats, I think Brees and Hall deserved it, did not see arizona game.

  10. gb4mn0 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:40 PM

    RomosRibs says:
    Nov 30, 2011 4:32 PM
    When did they start honoring mediocrity(DH)?

    ————————————

    That would be in 1961 when they granted a franchise to Manya$$holesus, MN

  11. trollaikman8 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:54 PM

    Gotta admit, Hall does show up one week out of the month.

  12. juliusanonymous says: Nov 30, 2011 8:16 PM

    Hall should win an award from Major League Soccer for that fake injury flop.

  13. goawayeverybody says: Dec 1, 2011 12:13 AM

    Nurnay, as a famous character once said, one does not applaud the tenor for clearing his throat. Beanie Wells racked up two hundred yards but it was against one of the worst run defenses in years.

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