Bowman wins NFC special teams player of the week

October 22nd, 2008 - 12:00 am

Rookie Zackary Bowman received some bittersweet news Wednesday as he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his role in the Bears’ 48-41 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Bowman recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a Bears touchdown. He also contributed later on defense with a game-sealing interception.

The award is bittersweet because Bowman was placed on IR with a biceps injury.