Harris gets NFC honor

Cornerback named defensive player of the week

Cornerback Al Harris was named the NFC's defensive player of the week today by the National Football League. Seattle quarterback and ex-Packer Matt Hasselbeck was named offensive player of the week, and Detroit Lions punt returner R.W. McQuarters was named special teams player of the week (games played Oct. 9-10). Harris helped the Packers to their first win of the season Sunday, a 52-3 victory over the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field. With the Packers leading 7-3 late in the first quarter, Harris intercepted a pass and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown, his third-career interception return for a score. Then on the Saints next series, Harris picked off a pass at the Green Bay 32-yard line. The Packers promptly drove 68 yards in 10 plays, culminated by a four-yard Najeh Davenport touchdown run for a 21-3 advantage.

In addition to the first two-interception game of his career, Harris added one sack and three passes defensed. Harris finished with one interception and a team-record 28 passes defensed last season in 16 regular season games. He had three in 2003.

Harris currently has 13 career interceptions.

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