NFC Players of Week 5

JOSH FREEMAN of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,LA RON LANDRY of the Washington Redskins and STEFAN LOGAN of the Detroit Lions are the NFC Players of the Week

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BUCCANEERS QB JOSH FREEMAN, REDSKINS S LA RON LANDRY &

LIONS KR-PR STEFAN LOGAN NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 5

Quarterback JOSH FREEMAN of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, safety LA RON LANDRY of the Washington Redskins and kick returner-punt returner STEFAN LOGAN of the Detroit Lions are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the fifth week of the 2010 season (October 10-11), the NFL announced today.

OFFENSE: QB JOSH FREEMAN, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

  • Freeman completed 20 of 33 passes (60.6 percent) for 280 yards with one touchdown and one interception for an 85.4 passer rating in the Buccaneers' 24-21 win at Cincinnati.
  • In the final 1:26, Freeman led the Buccaneers to 10 points as Tampa Bay came back from a 21-14 deficit on the road to register the win and improve to 3-1, matching last season's win total.
  • He tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to MIKE WILLIAMS with 1:26 remaining to tie the game at 21. Tampa Bay got the ball back with 14 seconds left, and Freeman threw a 21-yard pass to MICHEAL SPURLOCK at the Cincinnati 13-yard line to set up CONNOR BARTH's game-winning 31-yard field goal.
  • In the fourth quarter, he completed eight of 12 passes (66.7 percent) for 114 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions for a 125.0 passer rating.
  • Freeman has won five of his past seven starts. Of his six career victories, four have been fourth-quarter comebacks.

·         In his second season from Kansas State, this is Freeman's first career Player of the Week Award.

·         He is the sixth quarterback in team history to be named Offensive Player of the Week and the first since BRAD JOHNSON (Week 6, 2003). The last Buc to be honored on offense was MICHAEL PITTMAN (Week 9, 2004).

DEFENSE: S LA RON LANDRY, WASHINGTON REDSKINS

  • Landry had a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo) and forced two turnovers in the Redskins' 16-13 overtime win over Green Bay.
  • He forced a fumble on the Packers' first possession of the game, giving the Redskins the ball at the Green Bay 21-yard line.
  • In overtime, Landry intercepted a pass at the Green Bay 39-yard line to set up Washington's game-winning drive which ended with GRAHAM GANO's 33-yard field goal.

·         In his fourth year from Louisiana State, this is Landry's first career Player of the Week Award.

·         He is the seventh safety in club history to be named Defensive Player of the Week and the first since CHRIS HORTON (Week 2, 2008). The last Redskin to be honored on defense was BRIAN ORAKPO (Week 14, 2009).

SPECIAL TEAMS: KR-PR STEFAN LOGAN, DETROIT LIONS

  • Logan had a 105-yard kickoff-return touchdown in the Lions' 44-6 win against St. Louis.
  • His return tied for the longest kickoff return in team history (TERRY FAIR, September 28, 1998) and tied for the sixth-longest in NFL history.
  • Logan's touchdown broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Lions a lead they would not relinquish. It marked the first non-onside kickoff-return touchdown by a Lion since EDDIE DRUMMOND's 92-yard TD in 2004 (November 21).
  • He added 24 punt-return yards (12.0 average) and finished with 129 total return yards. Logan also helped the kickoff cover unit allow just 18.3 yards per return.

·         In his second season from South Dakota, this is Logan's first career Player of the Week Award.

·         He is the seventh return specialist in team history to be named Special Teams Player of the Week and the first since R.W. MC QUARTERS (Week 5, 2005). The last Lion to be honored on special teams was JASON HANSON (Week 8, 2007).

Other nominees for NFC Offensive Player of Week 5:

  • Detroit quarterback SHAUN HILL, who completed 21 of 32 passes (65.6 percent) for 227 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 117.6 passer rating.
  • Philadelphia quarterback KEVIN KOLB, who completed 21 of 31 passes (67.7 percent) for 253 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions for a 103.3 passer rating in the Eagles' 27-24 win at San Francisco.
  • Philadelphia running back LE SEAN MC COY, who had 138 scrimmage yards (92 rushing, 46 receiving) and a touchdown.
  • Washington quarterback DONOVAN MC NABB, who completed 26 of 49 passes (53.1 percent) for 357 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
  • New York Giants wide receiver HAKEEM NICKS, who had 12 catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' 34-10 win at Houston.
  • Dallas quarterback TONY ROMO, who completed 31 of 46 passes (67.4 percent) for 406 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions for an 89.6 passer rating in the Cowboys' 34-27 loss to Tennessee.
  • Atlanta running back MICHAEL TURNER, who rushed for 140 yards in the Falcons' 20-10 win at Cleveland.
  • Atlanta wide receiver RODDY WHITE, who had five receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown.
  • Tampa Bay rookie wide receiver MIKE WILLIAMS, who had seven catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.

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Other nominees for NFC Defensive Player of Week 5:

  • Atlanta defensive end JOHN ABRAHAM, who had five tackles and two sacks.
  • Atlanta defensive end KROY BIERMANN, who had a 31-yard interception-return touchdown and three tackles.
  • Tampa Bay rookie safety CODY GRIMM, who had 11 tackles and returned an interception 11 yards for a touchdown.
  • Chicago defensive end ISRAEL IDONIJE, who had three sacks, seven tackles and a forced fumble.
  • Philadelphia safety QUINTIN MIKELL, who had eight tackles and recovered two fumbles, including a 52-yard fumble-return touchdown.
  • Arizona safety KERRY RHODES, who had five tackles and a 27-yard fumble-return touchdown in the Cardinals' 30-20 win over New Orleans.
  • Detroit cornerback ALPHONSO SMITH, who had five tackles, a fumble recovery and a 42-yard interception-return touchdown.
  • Tampa Bay cornerback AQIB TALIB, who had seven tackles and an interception.
  • New York Giants defensive end OSI UMENYIORA, who had two sacks, two forced fumbles, three tackles and a pass defensed.

Other nominees for NFC Special Teams Player of Week 5:

  • Tampa Bay kicker CONNOR BARTH, who converted the game-winning field goal from 31 yards out with one second remaining.
  • Washington kicker GRAHAM GANO, who made three field goals, including a 45-yarder with 1:07 in regulation to tie the game and the winner in overtime from 33 yards out.
  • Chicago kick-returner DANIEAL MANNING, who returned three kickoffs for 133 yards (44.3 yards per return), including a long of 62.

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