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            === Foles, McClellin headline NFC's best for Week 9 ===
 
 New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles,
 Chicago  Bears  defensive end Shea  McClellin and Seattle punt returner Golden
 Tate were named the NFC's top players for Week 9 of the NFL season.
 
 Foles  tied an  NFL  single-game record  with seven  touchdown  passes in  the
 Eagles'  49-20  win against Oakland to  earn the offensive award. He completed
 22-of-28  passes for  406 yards and didn't throw an interception, joining Hall
 of Famer Y.A. Tittle and Peyton Manning as the only players to throw for seven
 scores without a pick. Manning did it in Week 1 this season.
 
 Despite  starting only  three games this season, Foles has been honored with a
 weekly award twice. He also picked up the prize in Week 6.
 
 McClellin  was selected as the defensive winner after posting five tackles and
 three sacks in a 27-20 win over Green Bay. He also knocked Packers quarterback
 Aaron  Rodgers out of  the game on the first series of the contest with a sack
 that  fractured the former MVP's left collarbone. His last sack sealed the win
 on the final play of the game.
 
 Tate  returned three punts  for 92 yards in a 27-24 overtime win against Tampa
 Bay  to  claim the special  teams award. His 71-yard  punt return in the third
 quarter led to a field goal that cut the Seahawks' deficit to seven points and
 his return to the Seattle 40 in overtime set up the winning field goal.
 
 Other  offensive nominees  included Washington receiver Pierre Garcon, who had
 seven  catches for 172  yards in a 30-24 overtime win against San Diego; Green
 Bay  running  back Eddie Lacy, who  ran for 150  yards with a touchdown in the
 loss to the Bears; and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, who ran for 140 yards with
 a score in a 27-23 loss to Dallas.
 
 Defensive  consideration went  to Carolina  linebacker Luke  Kuechly, who  had
 eight  tackles  with an interception in  a 34-10 win over Atlanta; and Seattle
 safety Earl Thomas, who racked up a career-high 12 tackles against Tampa Bay.
 
 Green  Bay linebacker  Jamari Lattimore  was nominated  for the  special teams
 award after a blocked punt led to a touchdown against the Bears.
 
 11/06 12:42:00 ET