NFL Announces NFC Players of the Week for Week 9

The NFL revealed its NFC Players of the Week on Wednesday morning, and they include a dynamic quarterback who set a remarkable record and a rookie safety who came through in the clutch against a division rival. On offense, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields takes home the honors for his thrilling performance in a narrow 35-32 loss to the Miami Dolphins. The second-year passer netted 116 passing yards on 30 pass attempts and three touchdowns through the air. More importantly, Fields rushed for a record-setting 178 yards on only 15 attempts, adding another touchdown on the ground. It was the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a game since Michael Vick's 173 yards in a 2002 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

On defense, Detroit Lions rookie safety Kerby Joseph gets the nods for his two crucial interceptions in his team's shocking upset of the Green Bay Packers. They were the first two interceptions of the young third-round pick's career. The rookie also pitched in 10 total tackles despite only playing 47 snaps.

As for special teams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Jake Camarda wins for his incredible 59.5 average on six punts in his team's hard-fought 16-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams. It was a breakout effort for this year's 133rd overall pick.
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