Who went above and beyond the call of duty?

These guys might not exactly be carrying a lunch pail to the stadium, but they did bring a blue-collar, working-man approach to the weekend's games. Take a look at all the nominees, then vote on your choice for the Hardest Working Man for Week 4.

Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

Saints quarterback Drew Brees continues to distribute the ball effectively. This week, it was tight end Jimmy Graham who received the majority of the work in the passing game. Graham had 132 yards, a touchdown and a career-high 10 receptions as the Saints were 23-10 winners in Jacksonville.


Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

In the span of 58 seconds, the Giants rallied from a 27-17 deficit to win 31-27 with the capper coming from Hakeem Nicks, who scored the winning touchdown from 29 yards out with 31 seconds remaining. It was Hicks' 10th reception of the game, and helped the receiver establish a new career high for yards, 162. More importantly, the win kept the Giants tied for first in the NFC East.


Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins

On a day when the Redskins sacked St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford seven times, it was Brian Orakpo -- with 2 1/2 sacks -- who provided the majority of the pressures working against left tackle Roger Saffold. The seven sacks were the fourth-most times a Rams QB has been sacked, with the most being from 1976 when the then-Los Angeles Rams' James Harris was sacked 10 times by the San Francisco 49ers. Orakpo and the Redskins -- with the 17-10 win Sunday -- enter their bye week with a surprising 3-1 record and tied for first with the Giants atop the NFC East.


Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers had perhaps the biggest statistical day of his career, throwing for a career-high 408 yards and tying a career best with four touchdown passes. For good measure, Rodgers added two rushing touchdowns as the Packers routed the Denver Broncos 49-23. Rodgers accounted for six of the Packers' seven touchdowns as Green Bay and NFC North rival Detroit remain as the NFL's only undefeated teams.


Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots

The Patriots' Vince Wilfork is the only defensive tackle among the league leaders in interceptions. With his interception of Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell on Sunday, Wilfork now has two interceptions for the season (and, two for his career) after also getting a pick of Philip Rivers in a Week 2 win over the San Diego Chargers.

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