New York, NY (Sports Network) - San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan
Boldin, St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn and Dallas Cowboys wide
receiver/punt returner Dwayne Harris have been named the NFC's top performers
for the first week of the 2013 season.
Boldin, acquired from Baltimore for a sixth-round pick in the offseason,
caught 13 passes for 208 yards and a score in the 49ers' 34-28 win over Green
Bay. He became the first player in NFL history to record a 100-yard receiving
game in his debut for three different teams (Arizona, Baltimore, San
Quinn had three sacks and forced two fumbles in the Rams' 27-24 win over
Arizona. The third-year pro out of North Carolina recorded a sack and forced
fumble in the fourth quarter that led to a game-tying field goal.
Harris notched three special teams tackles and returned two punts in the
Cowboys' 36-31 victory over the New York Giants. He ranks fourth in the NFC
with a 9.5-yard punt-return average.
Others considered for the offensive award included Detroit running back Reggie
Bush, who had 101 receiving yards, 90 yards rushing and scored a touchdown in
a 34-24 win over Minnesota; St. Louis tight end Jared Cook, who had seven
catches for 141 yards with two touchdowns in the victory over Arizona; and
Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy, who ran for 184 yards with a touchdown in a 33-27
triumph over Washington on Monday night.
Defensive consideration went to Minnesota linebacker Erin Henderson, who had
11 tackles with an interception in the loss to Detroit, and Chicago cornerback
Charles Tillman, who had seven tackles and two interceptions in a 24-21 win
St. Louis kicker Greg Zuerlein was nominated for the special teams award after
converting all four field goal tries against the Cardinals.
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