Harper, Hanson round out the Week Two players of the week

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We’ve previously mentioned that Tony Romo, Tom Brady, Antonio Cromartie, and Josh Cribbs have won the NFC offensive player of the week award, AFC offensive player of the week award, AFC defensive player of the week award, and AFC special teams player of the week award, respectively.

There are two more that we’ve yet to mention.

Saints safety Roman Harper is the NFC defensive player of the week, and Lions kicker Jason Hanson is the NFC special-teams player of the week.

Harper had seven tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble.  Hanson scored 12 points in Detroit’s 48-3 win over the Chiefs.

But this is also the spot where we recognize the nominees.

For the AFC offensive player of the week, a whopping 14 other guys were under consideration:  Pats receiver Deion Branch (eight catches for 129 yards), Titans receiver Kenny Britt (nine catches for 135 and a touchdown), Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (27-of-41 for 332 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions), Broncos receiver Eric Decker (five catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns), Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (28-of-46 for 264 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception), Bengals receiver A.J. Green (10 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown), Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski (four catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns), Browns running back Peyton Hillis (27 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns), Bills running back Fred Jackson (15 carries for 117 yards and two touchdowns), Jets tight end Dustin Keller (six catches for 101 yards and a touchdown), Raiders running back Darren McFadden (143 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns), Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson (four catches for 136 yards), Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (18 carries for 107 yards), and Steelers receiver Mike Wallace (eight catches for 126 yards and a touchdown).

For AFC defensive player of the week, Bills linebacker Nick Barnett (14 tackles and a forced fumble), Pats linebacker Jerod Mayo (11 tackles), Pats defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (28-yard interception return), and Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard (13 tackles and a pass defensed) were the nominees.

For AFC special-teams player of the week, Broncos punter Britton Colquitt and Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri were nominated.

In the NFC, the nominees other than Romo were Cowboys receiver Miles Austin (nine catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns), Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount (nine rushes for 71 yards and two touchdowns), Saints quarterback Drew Brees (26-of-37 for 270 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions), Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns), Redskins running back Roy Helu (112 yards from scrimmage), Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (nine attempts for 120 yards and two touchdowns), Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (19-of-30 for 308 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions), and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (23-of-39 for 294 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception).

The nominees for the NFC defensive player of the week award were Giants linebacker Michael Boley (six tackles and a 65-yard fumble return for a touchdown), Redskins linebacker London Fletcher (five tackles and an interception), Bucs linebacker Mason Foster (10 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble), Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware (two tackles and two sacks), Packers cornerback Charles Woodson (two interceptions, a fumble recovery, and five tackles), and Lions cornerback Eric Wright (four tackles, an interception, a forced fumble, and two passes defensed).

And for the NFC special-teams player of the week award, the nominees were Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey, Redskins kicker Graham Gano, Bucs punter Michael Koenen, and Saints punter Thomas Morstead.

20 responses to “Harper, Hanson round out the Week Two players of the week

  1. Harper wins over better stats?

    I understand that Woodson’s day started rough against Carolina. But the guy ended 3 drives and had 2 less tackles.

    I am sorry but, I value my defense more when they aren’t on the field and ending drives.

    Just saying NFL you got this one wrong.

  2. You forgot to mention that the Lion’s Hanson has now scored over 1900 points in a 20 year career with a single team. He has now played 297 games with the Lions (God bless him) the longest of any player in NFL history with a single team.

  3. Woodson wasn’t going to get any mention the week after that low blow he delivered to Thomas on national television when he should’ve been ejected.

    Come on man, take off the green tinted glasses.

  4. It is amazing how up and down it can be for some NFL players. Like Benny Sapp who made a big play to cause Tom Brady’s 1st regular season INT in over 200 attempts and then has a disastrous mistake against ‘ the white Nate Burleson’ and gets cut. Or Roman Harper who picked up right where he left off last year in week 1 against the Packers, only to become defensive player of the week the next game against the inept Bears offense.

  5. So then by what you are saying,

    Vick should never win an award
    Big Ben shouldn’t either
    Plaxico shouldn’t either

    Vick killed dogs, Big Ben raped girls SEVERAL times, and Plaxico was a huge idiot.

    yes, I root for the Pack because Im from there, but Defense is about stopping drives.

    He ended 3 of them. Ending 3 drives is worth more than 2 tackles.

    It changes the game and the momentum of the game. Sorry, but I would even say the same thing about a Bears player. Game changers are game changers. And those picks and fumble recoveries were just that.

  6. In the NFC, the nominees other than Romo were Cowboys receiver Miles Austin (nine catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns),

    Did Miles Austin get one of his three TDs taken away? Cuz if he did, I have a win in fantasy FB. I lost by 5.

  7. Hanson also broke the NFL record Sunday playing in his 297th game with one team breaking Bruce Matthews’ record with the Oilers/Titans

  8. Look at that Bengals offense representing. Of course you have to win to get recognition. Lesson learned hopefully for the young guys. Or I guess you have to be Cam Newton.

  9. Let’s take another look at how good Hanson played against the Chiefs, from Justin Rogers of MLive.com

    “The game marked an NFL record for Hanson, who appeared in his 297th game with a single franchise, passing Hall of Fame center Bruce Matthews for the most all time.
    In the game, Hanson was 2-2 on field goals, including a 51-yard blast. He also went 6-6 on extra points.
    On kickoffs, five of Hanson’s nine kickoffs resulted in touchbacks. On the other four, one was an onside kick, two saw the Kansas City returner tackled inside the 20-yard line, and the final one ended when Hanson got down the field and tackled Dexter McCluster on the Kansas City 35.”

    Simply outstanding for a kicker his age!

  10. distracted9 says:
    Sep 21, 2011 2:11 PM
    How about Maclin? I think it was 13 receptions 173 yards and 2 tds.
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    Sadly, the only thing people are pointing out about Maclin’s game was the dropped pass at the end. He played great.

  11. ilovefoolsball says:
    Sep 21, 2011 2:44 PM

    Woodson wasn’t going to get any mention the week after that low blow he delivered to Thomas on national television when he should’ve been ejected.

    Come on man, take off the green tinted glasses.
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    OK – it’s a deal. Everyone else stop squawkin’ about how he should have been ejected last week and we’ll all stop saying he should have been DPOW this week.

    On the AFC front, I was halfway paying attention to the Raider game inbetween plays and during commercials on the Packer game and Barnett had himself a pretty good game for the Bills. Not a bad pickup for them.

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