DeMarco Murray was nominated for NFC offensive player of the week, and he deserved it after rushing for a team-record 253 yards against the Rams. But Saints quarterback Drew Brees won the award, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Brees completed 31 of 35 passes (88.6 percent) for 325 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions for a 144.9 passer rating in the Saints’ 62-7 win over Indianapolis. He did not, however, set any records Sunday.
Murray broke the team's rookie and all-time single-game rushing marks. He also had the most yards ever against the Rams. Murray's performance was the 10th-best in NFL history.
-- Charean Williams