White, Hall, Mare named NFC players of the week
Falcons receiver Roddy White, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare have been named the NFC players of the week.
White had 11 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 39-32 win over the Bengals. The offensive player of the week honor was White’s first player of the week award.
White was joined in player of the week honors by Hall, a former teammate who like White was fined in 2007 for uniform violations as several Falcons showed their support for Michael Vick. Hall won the defensive player of the week award after he intercepted four passes and returned one 92 yards for a touchdown in the Redskins’ win over the Bears. Hall was the 19th player and third Redskin to have a four-interception game; the others were Sammy Baugh in 1943 and Dan Sandifer in 1948.
Mare was named special teams player of the week after going 5-for-5 on field goals in the Seahawks’ 22-10 win over the Cardinals. Mare actually made four other field goals that were nullified by penalties in the game. He’s the second Seahawk to win the special teams player of the week award this year, after Leon Washington in Week 3.