GB's Green wins NFC honors for 2nd time
Wednesday, November 07, 2001
NEW YORK (Nov. 7, 2001) -- Running back Ahman Green of the Green Bay Packers, safety Mike Brown of the Chicago Bears and kick returner Brian Mitchell of the Philadelphia Eagles are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the eighth week of the 2001 season (November 4-5), the NFL announced.
Green had a 63-yard touchdown run and 218 yards from scrimmage -- 169 rushing yards and 49 receiving -- in the Packers' 21-20 win over Tampa Bay. With Green Bay trailing 17-7 in the third quarter, Green took a handoff at his own 33-yard line and burst through the right side for a 63-yard touchdown.
In his fourth season out of Nebraska, this is Green's second Player of the Week Award. He won in Week 1 of this season.
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