Charles Woodson Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Month

Charles Woodson was named the Defensive Player of the Month for November, the NFL announced today. Woodson had 28 tackles, three interceptions, including one touchdown return, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, two sacks and eight passes defensed. He was named Defensive Player of the Week twice during the month, winning in Weeks 10 and 12. - More Dec. 2: CB Charles Woodson Named NFC Defensive Player Of Week 12

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Quarterback BRETT FAVRE of the Minnesota Vikings, cornerback CHARLES WOODSON of the Green Bay Packers and kicker DAVID AKERS of the Philadelphia Eagles are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Month for November, the NFL announced today.

OFFENSE: QB BRETT FAVRE, MINNESOTA VIKINGS

• Favre led the Vikings to a 4-0 record and completed 91 of 130 passes (70.0 percent) for 1,193 yards with 12 touchdowns and no interceptions for a 129.4 passer rating.

• In all four November contests, Favre completed at least 60 percent of his passes and posted a rating of at least 112.5, including a 141.8 mark in Week 11.

• He threw for at least three touchdown passes three times during the month, including two games with four TDs.

• Favre did not throw an interception in November, the first time in his career he has not had an interception in a calendar month (minimum four games).

• He led the NFL with a 129.4 rating during the month and was second in the league with 12 touchdown passes and a 9.18 yards per attempt average.

• In his 19th season from Southern Mississippi, this is Favre's sixth career Player of the Month Award, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famers BARRY SANDERS, BRUCE SMITH and STEVE YOUNG for the most in NFL history.

DEFENSE: CB CHARLES WOODSON, GREEN BAY PACKERS

• Woodson had 28 tackles, three interceptions, including one touchdown return, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, two sacks and eight passes defensed.

• He was named Defensive Player of the Week twice during the month, winning in Weeks 10 and 12.

• Against Detroit in Week 12, Woodson became the first player in NFL history with two interceptions, an interception-return touchdown, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a game.

• During November, he tied for the NFC lead with three interceptions and tied for second in the conference with three forced fumbles. He was the only defensive back in the NFL to record two sacks during the month.

• Also in November, it was announced that Woodson donated $2 million to the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital at the University of Michigan, his alma mater.

• In his 12th season from Michigan, this is Woodson's third career Player of the Month Award and second this season (September). He is the first person to be named NFC Defensive Player of the Month twice in a season.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K DAVID AKERS, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

• Akers converted all 13 of his field-goal attempts and scored 50 points, both tops in the NFL.

• Four of his 13 field goals were from at least 40 yards, including a season-long 52-yarder in Week 9 versus Dallas. He also had the game-winning field goal with 1:48 remaining in Week 12 against Washington.

• This month, Akers kicked at least one field goal in all five games and had three games with three-or-more FGs.

• Akers leads the NFL with 101 points scored and 24 field goals.

• In his 11th season from Louisville, this is Akers' third career Player of the Month Award. He was honored in November 2000 and October 2007. He joins RANDALL CUNNINGHAM (4) and DONOVAN MC NABB (4) as the only Eagles to be honored at least three times.

2009 NFC DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

September: CB Charles Woodson, Green Bay

October: S Darren Sharper, New Orleans

November: CB Charles Woodson, Green Bay

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