Hester wins special teams award

The Bears' Devin Hester was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday after returning a kickoff 98 yards for the 16th kick return touchdown of his career against the Vikings on Sunday.

Hester, who won the award for the 11th time in his career and second time this season, extended his NFL record for kickoff return TDs. His 17 return touchdowns (11 punts, five kickoffs, one missed field goal) is tied for the second most in NFL history with Rod Woodson. Deion Sanders holds the record with 19.