Week 2 Big Ten NFL standouts

Every week during the NFL season, BTN.com will spotlight some of the best individual performances by Big Ten products. See our Week 2 offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week in this post.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Carolina (3 rec., 62 yards, 1 TD; 3 KR, 80 yards; 2 PR, 20 yards) – The former Buckeye amassed 162 total yards, including 62 receiving yards, and hauled in a 40-yard touchdown in Carolina’s 24-23 loss at Buffalo.

Honorable mention: Rashard Mendenhall, Arizona (15 car., 66 yards, 1 TD; 2 rec., 28 yards); Drew Brees, New Orleans (26-46, 322 yards, 1 TD); Garrett Graham, Houston (3 rec., 30 yards, 1 TD).

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Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit (5 tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD) – The former Badger tallied five tackles and returned an interception 66 yards for a score in Detroit’s 25-21 loss at Arizona.

Honorable mention: J.J. Watt, Houston (5 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 PD); Ryan Kerrigan, Washington (5 tackles 2 sacks); Tracy Porter, Oakland (5 tackles, .5 sacks, 3 PD).

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Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jay Feely, Arizona (4-4 FG, 1-1 XP) – The ex-Michigan kicker nailed all four of his field goals, including a 47-yarder, in Arizona’s 25-21 victory over Detroit.

Honorable mention: Brad Nortman, Carolina (5 punts, 51.4 AVG, 3 inside the 20); Mike Nugent, Cincinnati (2-2 FG, 2-2 XP); Keshawn Martin, Houston (4 KR, 104 yards).

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Andy on 9/18/2013 @ 6:02am EDT Said:

What about Hester and his return? Or Mario Williams with his 4.5 sacks?

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