Peppers named NFC defensive player of the week

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Peppers named NFC defensive player of the week

One day after being named to his eighth career Pro Bowl, defensive end Julius Peppers earned NFC defensive player of the week honors for his work in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Peppers had three sacks, two quarterback hurries, forced a fumble and registered a defended pass in the Bears' 28-13 win in Arizona, moving them within one win and a Vikings' loss of grabbing the sixth and final playoff seed in the NFC.
The 5-foot-7 defensive end has tallied 11.5 sacks this season, the most in his three-year tenure in Chicago. 4.5 of those have come in the last two weeks, as he also collected 1.5 sacks against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 15.
The Bears' top-ranked defense in the NFC has shown up plenty on this list, as Brian Urlacher won the award in Week 9 against the Titans. Charles Tillman also won the award twice in October, when he was also named the NFC defensive player of the month.
Tim Jennings was named the defensive player of the week in September.

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