Peterson, Willis and Crosby named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, 49ers LB Patrick Willis and Packers PK Mason Crosby were named NFC Players of the Week for Week Five.

Peterson scored three first-quarter touchdowns and rushed for 122 yards in the Vikings' 34-10 victory over the Cardinals. It's the fifth time Peterson has been named Player of the Week.

Willis led a strong defensive effort in the 49ers' 48-3 win over the Bucs, recording 18 tackles and recovering a fumble. It is his first Player of the Week award.

Crosby made all four of this field goals in Sunday's win over the Falcons, including a 56-yarder, which is tied for the longest in Packers history. This is his third Player of the Week award.