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Go Aaron Go!

DE Aaron Kampman played great last Monday in Denver and has been very good all season, but I was surprised to see he was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October.

Kampman had an NFC-best 5.5 sacks in three games during the month as Green Bay posted a 2-1 record. The Packers defensive end, who ties for second in the NFL with eight sacks, had at least a half-sack in all three October contests. He finished the month with consecutive multi-sack performances, registering two sacks in a 17-14 win versus Washington in Week 6 and tying his career-high with three sacks in a 19-13 overtime victory at Denver in Week 8. Since the start of the 2006 season, the Pro Bowl defensive end leads the NFL with 23.5 sacks.

In his sixth season from Iowa, this is Kampman's first Player of the Month Award. Kampman is the third Packers defensive end to be honored, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE (Sept. 1998) and KABEER GBAJA-BIAMILA (Sept. 2001).

Kampman has been the best player on defense this season, but as much as I wish I could watch every NFL game, I usually don't watch any other game each weekend besides the Packers so I couldn't compare him to the rest of the NFC for all of October, and that's why I was surprised he won it.