One former Bears player beat out Khalil Herbert
Khalil Herbert had a breakout performance in Week 3 for the Chicago Bears. His 20 rushes for 157 yards led the way for the Bears’ 23-20 win over the Houston Texans. Herbert, the Bears’ number two running back on the depth chart, was given significant opportunities in the game after David Montgomery left with an injury. Herbert made the most of his opportunity. However, it wasn’t enough to earn him player of the week.
Two former Bears made the list. Atlanta Falcons Running back Cordarrelle Patterson won NFC offensive player of the week for his 141 yards rushing, 12 yards receiving, and one rushing touchdown. Patterson played for the Bears during the 2019-20 NFL seasons. Former Bears punter Pat O’Donnell won the NFC special teams player of the week as he punted seven times. Five of those punts were placed within the opponent’s 15-yard line. After eight years with the Bears, O’Donnell signed with the Packers this offseason.
Chicago Bears fans feel Herbert was snubbed
Looking at the rushing, receiving, and scoring totals from Week 3, one would have thought Herbert would win the award over Patterson. Herbert had more total yards and one more touchdown than Patterson.
Chicago Bears fans took to Twitter to ask why Herbert was denied the award. Some fans complained that Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham got the defensive player of the week award over Roquan Smith.
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