LB Nick Barnett Nominated For Defensive Player Of The Week

Packers fans, it’s time to vote!! Two Green Bay Packers are nominated for the NFL’s players of the week awards following their performances Sunday vs. San Diego: Press Release | Vote Now!: Nick Barnett - Defensive P.O.W. Press Release | Vote Now!: Brett Favre - FedEx Air P.O.W.

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Packers LB Nick Barnett is a finalist for the GMC Defensive Player of the Week honors, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Barnett recorded seven tackles (five solo) that helped limit Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson to under 3-yards/carry in the Packers' 31 - 24 win over San Diego. Barnett also had a timely fourth-quarter interception at the Green Bay 40 and returned it to the 2-yard line to set up the Packers' second score in a span of 56 seconds and to secure the victory.

Fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com beginning immediately following Monday Night Football and ending on Thursday at 4:00 pm EST to determine the GMC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK. The winner will be announced Thursday evening on NFL.com.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for GMC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com throughout the month of January.

A closer look at the finalists:

-Green Bay's NICK BARNETT recorded seven tackles (five solo) that helped limit Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson to under 3-yards/carry in the Packers' 31 - 24 win over San Diego. Barnett also had a timely fourth-quarter interception at the Green Bay 40 and returned it to the 2-yard line to set up the Packers' second score in a span of 56 seconds and to secure the victory.

-Indianapolis' GARY BRACKETT recorded nine tackles (seven solo), defensed one pass and forced one fumble in the Colts' 30-24 win over the Houston Texans. Brackett also posted one interception and ran the ball 26-yards starting a drive that resulted in a Colts' field goal to end the third quarter.

-Philadelphia's TRENT COLE had six tackles (five solo), made 3.5 sacks and forced a fumble in the Eagle's 56-21 win over the Detroit Lions. Cole's fourth-quarter sack came on 3rd-and-17 for a loss of six yards with just over three minutes to play and diminished the Lions' hopes of scoring.

-Dallas' ANTHONY HENRY recorded two tackles, two interceptions and four passes defensed in the Cowboys' 34-10 win over the Chicago Bears. Henry made his second interception with 12:01 remaining in the fourth quarter and Chicago trailing by 10. On that play, Henry returned the ball 28 yards down the sideline for a touchdown and became the league leader in interceptions with four.

-New York Giants' MATHIAS KIWANUKA made eight tackles (seven solo), two sacks and forced a fumble in a 24 - 17 win over the Washington Redskins. Kiwanuka helped hold the Redskins to just 260 yards of total offense in an important divisional win.

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