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Shea McClellin wins NFC defensive player honors

Aaron Rodgers
Shea McClellin

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin during an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)


Shea McClellin has had a bigger impact on the Packers than the Bears so far, but his big night did earn him an award.

McClellin was named NFC defensive player of the week after his 3.0-sack game against the Packers Monday night. According to the league, it was the first time a Bears player had that many sacks in a game at Green Bay.

That equaled the previous career total for sacks for last year’s first-rounder.

He also opened up the NFC North race when his hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers resulted in a broken collarbone which should sideline Rodgers for several weeks, an unfortunate footnote to a breakout performance.