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Hester highlights NFC weekly award winners

Thanks to a couple big plays, Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester was named an NFC player of the week on Wednesday.

Hester earned special teams player of the week honors after returning a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown during Sunday's 39-10 victory against Minnesota. The score was his 16th career kick-return TD, extending his NFL record.

Hester also returned a punt for 27 yards and had 91 yards on five receptions, including a 48-yard TD catch.

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw earned the offensive award for Week 6 after rushing for 104 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. He had a one-yard running TD in each of the first three quarters.

Bradshaw also posted a 30-yard run in the fourth quarter to help set up Lawrence Tynes' game-winning field goal with 1:32 to play. The kick lifted New York to a 27-24 win over the Bills.

Eagles safety Kurt Coleman was named the defensive player of the week. He posted three interceptions and six tackles in Sunday's 20-13 victory at Washington, helping Philadelphia snap a four-game losing streak.