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.