NFC North Division: Week 10 Player of the Week

NFC North Division: Week 10 Player of the Week

The extremely prestigious Barroom NFC North Player of the Week Award has returned for the second half of the NFL season. Every NFC North team in action on Sunday laid an egg, but there were still performances worthy of this list and here are the top three!

No. 3 WR JORDY NELSON | Green Bay Packers

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Credit: Getty Images

It’s never easy picking three strong performances from a crop of teams that all played poorly on Sunday. While the Green Bay Packers were humiliated 47-25 by the Tennessee Titans, wide receiver Jordy Nelson still produced a fairly solid game.

The veteran wide receiver hauled in 12 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown to be one of the few bright spots for the Packers on Sunday. Pro Football Focus rewarded his performance with a grade of 76.9, which was good for third among Green Bay offensive players.

No. 2 LB DANNY TREVATHAN | Chicago Bears

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Credit: Getty Images

Considering the Chicago Bears defense allowed 36 points to Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense, one may not expect to see one of the team’s linebackers make this list. Despite playing in the middle of a defense that produced a demoralizing loss, linebacker Danny Trevathan continues to play at a high level.

Trevathan did not make a headliner play, but he racked up 13 combined tackles and played very stout in the midst of a defense that made a number of mistakes against the Buccaneers. Pro Football Focus gave him an 86.6 overall grade, which was first among all Bears players and second among all NFC North players in Week 10.

No. 1 WR STEFON DIGGS | Minnesota Vikings

Credit: Associated Press

Credit: Associated Press

The Minnesota Vikings extended their losing streak to four games on Sunday against the Washington Redskins, but wide receiver Stefon Diggs should not be blamed for the team’s failure. Diggs caught 13 passes for a second consecutive game to total 164 yards through the air. He was a staple of Minnesota’s final drive, which, barring a pair of late sacks, could have led the team to a late-game victory.

Diggs’ 13-catch performance made him the first wide receiver in NFL history with at least 13 catches in consecutive games. He has now caught 26 of the past 29 balls thrown in his direction, an outstanding 89.6 catch percentage in the midst of all of the Vikings’ issues. Pro Football Focus also rewarded him with an 88.0 grade, the highest of any NFC North player in Week 10 helping to make him an easy choice for NFC North Player of the Week.

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BJ Reidell

BJ Reidell

Robert "BJ" Reidell IV is a St. Paul, Minn. native currently living in beautiful Bismarck, N.D. He began writing about the Minnesota Vikings and NFC North division shortly after graduating from Marquette University in 2014 with the goal of turning his favorite hobby into a career. In addition to contributing to NFCN Barroom, he is a full-time Sports Reporter for the Bismarck Tribune, an NFL Analyst at Vikings Territory, Co-host/Producer of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast and a Fred Biletnikoff Award voter. You can find him waiting in line at Chipotle, enjoying a cold soda at Plums Bar & Grill or on Twitter @RobertReidell.


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