Perhaps it was the fourth straight 100-yard game. Maybe it was the NFL record third straight game with a run of 60 yards or more. Maybe it was the fact that the Vikings beat the team with the NFL's best record when they pounded Brett Favre and the 8-1 Green Bay Packers Sunday. Maybe it was a combination of all of them.
Regardless of the reason, the NFL announced Tuesday that Vikings RB Michael Bennett was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week for his 130-yard rushing performance vs. Green Bay.
For Bennett, it was a career first and the first for the Vikings in nearly a year. The last Vikingsto win the honor was Todd Bouman, who was named NFC Offensive Player of Week in December 2001, for his 348-yard, four-TD passing performance against Tennessee at the Metrodome last year.
* Following a series of fumbles on kickoffs, Nick Davis has been relieved of that duty and it has been assigned to super-sub Moe Williams. It was Moe's 51-yard kickoff return Sunday that set up the winning field goal after the Packers had come back to tie the game 21-21.
* Rumors have begun circulating that the Vikings are looking to hire a general manager, especially with the potential of spending a lot of money in free agency, but owner Red McCombs said that isn't an immediate option. Some inside the team say that, with the pending sale of the Vikings still up in the air, hiring a G.M. would add just another layer of front office politics a new owner would have to deal with.
* Moe Williams is one TD shy of the NFC lead. Seattle's Shaun Alexander is tied for the lead with Deuce McAllister of New Orleans. While McAllister has displayed Pro Bowl form, Alexander has been awful, expect for his huge five-TD night vs. the Vikings at Seattle earlier this year.
Bennett Player of the Week
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