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Kolb Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

The NFL will announce on Wednesday that quarterback Kevin Kolb is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. He threw for 327 yards as he completed 24-of-34 passes to go along with three total touchdowns - two passing, one rushing - and no sacks or turnovers in a dominant 34-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Kolb became the first quarterback to throw for 300-or-more yards in each of his first two NFL starts with his performance against the Chiefs. Needless to say, this is the first NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor for Kolb.

DeSean Jackson earned the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award in Week 1 for his 85-yard punt return touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. The last Eagle to earn the Offensive Player of the Week honor was Brian Westbrook for his four-touchdown performance in the Thanksgiving win over the Cardinals last year.

UPDATE: The NFL made the official announcement Wednesday afternoon. Brent Celek and DeSean Jackson were among the other eight nominees for the award. Minnesota's Brett Favre, New York's Eli Manning and Chicago's Jay Cutler were also nominated.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 6:00 p.m., September 29

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