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September 30, 2009 2:27 PM

Kolb, Briggs, Harvin capture NFC weekly honors


New York, NY (Sports Network) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs and Minnesota Vikings kick returner-wide reciever Percy Harvin were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week 3 of the NFL season.

Kolb, in his second career start, captured the offensive honors after he threw for 327 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in the Eagles' 34-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He also added a rushing score, the first of his career.

Philadelphia's second-round pick in the 2007 draft, Kolb became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 300 yards in each of his first two career starts. Playing in the absence of Donovan McNabb, who is injured, Kolb threw for 391 yards in a Week 2 loss to New Orleans.

It is the first career Player of the Week Award for Kolb.

Briggs took home the defensive honors after registering seven tackles -- two for a loss -- one sack, an interception and a quarterback hurry in the Bears' 25-19 win over Seattle. His interception set up a field goal, and his sack forced the Seahawks to punt, leading to a Bears touchdown.

The seventh-year Arizona product took home his first career Player of the Week Award.

Harvin, the Vikings' first-round pick this season, returned four kickoffs for 180 yards -- including a 101-yard touchdown in the team's 27-24 win over San Francisco. He has scored a touchdown in each of the first three games of his career and is the second rookie to accomplish the feat in the last five years (Felix Jones, Dallas, 2008).

The Florida product also added four catches for 51 yards and leads the NFL in kick return average (35.8). It is his first career Player of the Week Award.

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