Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was selected as the Motorola NFL Coach of the Week by the voters on NFL.com
Gibbs inspired his team to an emotional 24-16 win over the Bears, just a few days removed from the funeral of former teammate Sean Taylor. The Redskins improved to 6-7 and remained in the hunt for the playoffs. Washington gained 345 yards on offense including 224 passing yards from backup quarterback Todd Collins who also threw a pair of touchdowns. Shawn Springs had two interceptions for the Redskins defense which held the Bears to only one touchdown.
Gibbs was one of three nominees for the award, joined by Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Colts coach Tony Dungy.
In January, voting will be held on NFL.com to determine the Motorola NFL Coach of the Year.
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