Julius Peppers wins NFC defensive player of the month award

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In his first season with the Bears, defensive end Julius Peppers is providing a pretty good return on the investment.

Peppers has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November.  He generated four sacks and 13 tackles, he deflected a pass that was intercepted, and he recorded two additional tackles for losses.

It’s the first time Peppers has won the award since October 2006, and the third time in his career.  And he’s the first Bear to receive the recognition in more than 20 years.  The last Chicago player to be named defensive player of the month was Trace Armstrong, in September 1990.