|SAINTS TE TAYSOM HILL, COWBOYS LB MICAH PARSONS &EAGLES K CAMERON DICKER NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 5|
Tight end TAYSOM HILL of the New Orleans Saints, linebacker MICAH PARSONS of the Dallas Cowboys and kicker CAMERON DICKER of the Philadelphia Eagles are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 5 (October 6, 9-10).OFFENSE: TE TAYSOM HILL, NEW ORLEANS SAINTSHill set career highs with 112 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns and added a 22-yard touchdown pass in the Saints’ 39-32 win over Seattle.
He became the third player ever to record at least 100 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and a touchdown pass in a single game, joining Ronnie Brown (September 21, 2008) and Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson (September 25, 2005).
This marks the first career Offensive Player of the Week award for Hill and his second-career Player of the Week award overall, having previously been named Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 14, 2018.
Hill becomes the second New Orleans tight end to win the award, joining Jimmy Graham (Week 10, 2012 and Week 3, 2013).
DEFENSE: LB MICAH PARSONS, DALLAS COWBOYSParsons recorded five tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in the Cowboys’ 22-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Parsons has recorded two sacks in three of the first five weeks.
This is Parsons’ second-career Defensive Player of the Week award, having previously won the award in Week 8 of the 2021 season.
Parsons becomes the third former Nittany Lion linebacker to earn the honor multiple times, joining Tamba Hali (three-time winner) and Sean Lee (three).
SPECIAL TEAMS: K CAMERON DICKER, PHILADELPHIA EAGLESMaking his NFL debut, Dicker converted the game-winning 23-yard field goal with 1:45 remaining in the fourth quarter to help Philadelphia advance to 5-0 for the first time since 2004. He recorded eight total points (two field goals, two point after attempts) in the victory.
He is the second rookie kicker to earn Special Teams Player of the Week honors during the 2022 season, joining Cleveland’s Cade York (Week 1).
Dicker is the third former Texas kicker to earn the honor, joining Justin Tucker (11-time winner) and Phil Dawson (six).
2022 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OffenseDefenseSpecial TeamsWk 1RB Saquon Barkley, N.Y. GiantsLB Uchenna Nwosu, SeattleCB Zech McPhearson, PhiladelphiaWk 2WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, DetroitCB Darius Slay, PhiladelphiaK Graham Gano, N.Y. GiantsWk 3RB Cordarrelle Patterson, AtlantaDE Brandon Graham, PhiladelphiaP Pat O’Donnell, Green BayWk 4QB Geno Smith, SeattleLB Haason Reddick, PhiladelphiaK Greg Joseph, MinnesotaWk 5TE Taysom Hill, New OrleansLB Micah Parsons, DallasK Cameron Dicker, Philadelphia
NFC Players of the Week – Week 5
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