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NFC Players of the Week – Week 13

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LIONS QB JARED GOFF, CARDINALS LB JORDAN HICKS & SEAHAWKS RB TRAVIS HOMER NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 13

Quarterback JARED GOFF of the Detroit Lions, linebacker JORDAN HICKS of the Arizona Cardinals and running back TRAVIS HOMER of the Seattle Seahawks are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 13 (December 2, 5-6).

OFFENSE: QB JARED GOFF, DETROIT LIONS

  • Goff completed 25 of 41 pass attempts (61 percent) for 296 yards and three touchdowns with a 97.2 rating in a 29-27 win over Minnesota. He threw a game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown with no time remaining in the fourth quarter.
  • This is the fourth career Offensive Player of the Week award for Goff and first with the Lions.  
    • 2017 (with Rams): Week 9
    • 2018 (with Rams): Week 4
    • 2019 (with Rams): Week 13
    • 2021 (with Lions): Week 13
  • He is the first Lions player to earn the award since Pro Football Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson (Week 6, 2015) and first quarterback since Matthew Stafford (Week 11, 2009). 
  • Goff is the first former California Bear to win the award since Aaron Rodgers (Week 13, 2020).

DEFENSE: LB JORDAN HICKS, ARIZONA CARDINALS

  • Hicks recorded a season-high 13 tackles, along with two sacks and two tackles for loss in a 33-22 win at Chicago.
  • This is Hicks’ first Defensive Player of the Week award. He joins linebacker Chandler Jones (Weeks 1 and 11) and cornerback Byron Murphy (Week 3) as Cardinals to earn the award this season. Arizona’s four Defensive Player of the Week awards are the most of any team in 2021.
  • Hicks is the fourth former Texas Longhorns linebacker to win the award and first since Keenan Robinson (Week 7, 2014).

SPECIAL TEAMS: RB TRAVIS HOMER, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

  • Homer received a direct snap on a fake punt and ran it 73 yards for a touchdown, while later recovering a fumble on a kickoff return in Seattle’s 30-23 win over San Francisco.
  • This is Homer’s first Special Teams Player of the Week award and first for the Seahawks since punter Michael Dickson (Week 15, 2020). 
  • Homer is the first former Miami Hurricane to win Special Teams Player of the Week since Michael Badgley (Week 14, 2018).  

2021 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

OffenseDefenseSpecial Teams
Wk 1QB Matthew Stafford, L.A. RamsLB Chandler Jones, ArizonaP Bradley Pinion, Tampa Bay
Wk 2QB Kyler Murray, ArizonaS Mike Edwards, Tampa BayP Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco
Wk 3QB Matthew Stafford, L.A. RamsCB Byron Murphy, ArizonaK Mason Crosby, Green Bay
Wk 4QB Daniel Jones, N.Y. GiantsCB Trevon Diggs, DallasKR DeAndre Carter, Washington
Wk 5QB Tom Brady, Tampa BayCB Marshon Lattimore, New OrleansLB T.J. Edwards, Philadelphia
Wk 6QB Dak Prescott, DallasS Taylor Rapp, L.A. RamsK Matt Prater, Arizona
Wk 7RB Alvin Kamara, New OrleansLB Deion Jones, AtlantaK Graham Gano, N.Y. Giants
Wk 8WR Deebo Samuel, San FranciscoLB Micah Parsons, DallasK Zane Gonzalez, Carolina
Wk 9Wk 10Wk 11Wk 12Wk 13QB Matt Ryan, AtlantaWR Deebo Samuel, San FranciscoWR Justin Jefferson, MinnesotaRB Leonard Fournette, Tampa BayQB Jared Goff, Detroit S Xavier McKinney, N.Y. GiantsCB Darius Slay, PhiladelphiaLB Chandler Jones, ArizonaCB Rasul Douglas, Green BayLB Jordan Hicks, Arizona RB Kene Nwangwu, MinnesotaK Zane Gonzalez, CarolinaK Jake Elliott, PhiladelphiaP Thomas Morstead, AtlantaRB Travis Homer, Seattle
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