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Michael Vick Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Month, Nate Allen Wins NFL Defensive Rookie Of the Month

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Michael Vick's whirlwind ride back to the top gained more steam today as he was named NFC offensive player of the month for September.

Vick leads the NFC in both passer rating (110.2) and touchdowns (6). He's completed over 60% of his passes, is throwing for 250 yards per game, and has rushed for 170 yards with a TD. Plus, he hasn't lost as a starter.

Somewhat lost in the publicity surrounding Vick has been the outstanding play of rookie safety Nate Allen. It's somewhat ironic that Allen was named the NFL's best defensive rookie the week before Donovan McNabb returns, since Allen is the first player the Eagles took with the draft picks received for McNabb from the Redskins.

Allen has two interceptions, a sack, and three pass defenses to go along with 12 tackles over the first three games of his career. Prior to the season, many pundits were predicting that 1st round pick Brandon Graham would win defensive rookie of the year... but so far it's Allen who has the early lead for that honor.