Award for Samuel
CB Asante Samuel has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after totaling three interceptions in Sunday's 17-13 victory over the Bears. Samuel became the first Patriots player to snare three interceptions in a regular-season game since Roland James on Oct. 23, 1983. He also became just the second player in the NFL this season to total three interceptions in a game.
Colts RB Joseph Addai and Bills punt returner Roscoe Parrish were named AFC Offensive Player of the Week and AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Samuel is the second Patriots player to earn an AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor. DE Jarvis Green earned the award in Week 4.