Each week the NFL identifies an AFC and NFC Player of the Week for offense, defense and special teams. In a league with as many talented players and outstanding individual performances as the NFL, being distinguished as having the week’s best of the best performances is a significant honor.
After his record-tying (Dan Marino) 21st career 4-TD game this past week against the Packers, Vikings QB Brett Favre was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. It’s the 2nd time this season he’s received the honor, with both awards following performances against the Packers. In 2 games against his former team in 2009, Favre has passed for 515 yards and 7 TDs without an INT, going 41-of-59 (69.5%) with a 135.9 passer rating.
Favre now has 15 NFL Offensive Player of the Week honors. Just as impressive, the Vikings have now had 11 players of the week since 2006, and Favre is the 3rd Vikings player already this season to be so honored.
Aside from Favre’s 2 awards, both LB Chad Greenway and WR/KR Percy Harvin (vs. San Francisco in Week 3) have been honored as players of the week. Greenway was the NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 2 against Detroit and Harvin was the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week against San Francisco in Week 3.
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