Richard Sherman wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week


Richard Sherman dominated the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night, and his effort earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 13 of the NFL season.

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Sherman had two interceptions, two tackles, two passes defended and helped hold the 49ers to just 164 total yards, including only 100 passing yards.

It’s the fourth time in his career that Sherman has won the award and he is the only player to win it in each of the past three seasons.

The weather is getting cooler but Seattle’s defense is heating up at just the right time.

Last week, Kam Chancellor took home the NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor, making it back-to-back weeks the Seahawks have had a player take home the honor.

The Seahawks defense will need to stay hot this week as they travel East to take on the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles (9-3) have one of the most explosive, up-tempo offenses in the league and part of their gameplan will be to attack swiftly and quickly.

Seattle’s defense would love to control the game, like they have in each of the past two weeks.

Against the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers, Seattle has allowed a total of six points, and they have given up just one touchdown in their last 10 quarters of play.