Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers today was named the NFC’s defensive player of the week. Peppers recorded an interception for a touchdown, a sack and a forced fumble in Carolina’s 34-21 victory at Arizona. The interception return for a score was the third of his career.

Other NFC players honored in week eight were:

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, who played at Lambeau Field against the Packers for the first time Sunday. Favre guided Minnesota to a 38-26 win over Green Bay to take the offensive honor. He completed 17-of-28 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions, for a 128.6 passer rating. It was his 21st career four- TD performance, tying Favre with Dan Marino for most in NFL history.

St. Louis Rams kicker Josh Brown was named special teams player of the week. Brown accounted for most of the Rams’ points in their 17-10 win against Detroit. He kicked a 41-yard field goal and two extra points. He also threw a 36-yard touchdown pass on a fake field goal.

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