Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, December 5, 2011
Week 13 of the NFL season is in the books, and Big Ten products compiled some impressive days. All season long, use our Big Ten NFL Stat Tracker to see how ex-Big Ten stars perform. Simply click on a player's name, and the link will lead you to his NFL.com game log. Every Tuesday, Brent Yarina singles out the best offensive, defensive and special teams performances, plus links to their NFL.com highlights. See Brent's Week 13 winners in this post.
Offense: Drew Brees, New Orleans – The Purdue product completed 26 of 36 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns (watch TD No. 1!) en route to leading New Orleans to a 31-17 victory over Detroit. Brees has thrown for at least 322 yards in the last three games, a span in which he's also tossed nine TDs and interceptions.
Defense: Charles Godfrey, Carolina – The ex-Hawkeye tallied a season-high 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, (watch one of the tackles!) to help Carolina card a 38-19 road win over division rival Tampa Bay.
Special Teams: Brandon Fields, Miami – On four punts in Miami's 34-14 win over Oakland, the former Spartan averaged 55.5 yards, including a booming 66-yarder, and had a net average of 42.8 yards.
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