New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and
kick returner Devin Hester and Seattle Seahawks defensive back Kam Chancellor
were named the NFC’s Players of the Week for Week 3.
The offensive player of the week, Ryan completed 21-of-24 passes for 286 yards
with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 155.9 passer rating in the
Falcons’ 56-14 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Ryan set franchise single-game records for highest completion percentage
(87.5) and passer rating (155.9).
Hester also had a record-setting night against the Bucs on his way to special
team player of the week. Hester set an NFL record and passed Pro Football Hall
of Famer Deion Sanders (19) with his 20th career return touchdown when he
returned a punt 62 yards for a score.
Hester added a 20-yard touchdown run, a 25-yard catch and finished with 68
punt return yards and 29 kickoff return yards.
Chancellor, the defensive player of the week, had an interception, one forced
fumble, two passes defensed and nine tackles in the Seahawks’ 26-20 overtime
win over Denver.
Both of the turnovers that Chancellor caused led to Seahawks points in the
Super Bowl rematch.