Brees, Kiwanuka, Moss earn NFC weekly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, and wide receiver-punt returner Santana Moss of the Washington Redskins were selected as the NFC's top players for Week 8 of the NFL season.
Brees was 30-of-41 for 339 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions during New Orleans' 37-32 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Wembley Stadium in London, England. This was Brees' eighth career weekly honor as offensive player of the week, sixth as a Saint, which elevates him past linebacker Rickey Jackson for the most in team history.
Kiwanuka finished with five tackles, one forced fumble and three sacks in New York's 21-14 win at Pittsburgh. Playing in his third year, Kiwanuka earned his first player of the week award. He is the fourth defensive end in franchise history to be recognized as defensive player of the week.
Miami product Moss returned his second punt of the season for a score, 80 yards, during Washington's 25-17 win over the Detroit Lions. It was Moss' third punt return for a touchdown in his eight-year career. Moss has been honored five times as player of the week during his career, three for offense and two for special teams.
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