|SAINTS RB ALVIN KAMARA, FALCONS LB DEION JONES &GIANTS K GRAHAM GANO NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 7|
Running back ALVIN KAMARA of the New Orleans Saints, linebacker DEION JONES of the Atlanta Falcons and kicker GRAHAM GANO of the New York Giants are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 7 (October 21, 24-25).OFFENSE: RB ALVIN KAMARA, NEW ORLEANS SAINTSKamara totaled 179 scrimmage yards (128 receiving, 51 rushing) and 10 receptions, including a touchdown catch, in New Orleans’ Monday Night Football victory in Seattle. It marked the most receiving yards by a running back in a game this season.
This is the second Offensive Player of the Week award for Kamara and first this season: 2020: Week 162021: Week 7He joins Dalton Hilliard and Mark Ingram as the only Saints running backs to earn the honor twice.
DEFENSE: LB DEION JONES, ATLANTA FALCONSJones registered 15 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack in Atlanta’s victory in Miami. It marked the most tackles by any NFC player in Week 7.
This is the third Defensive Player of the Week award for Jones and first this season: 2017: Week 142019: Week 172021: Week 7He becomes the third Falcons defensive player to ever earn the honor three times, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Chuck Smith.
SPECIAL TEAMS: K GRAHAM GANO, NEW YORK GIANTSGano converted all three of his field goals – from 44, 49 and 53 yards – and both of his point after attempts for a total of 11 points in the Giants’ Week 7 victory over the Panthers.
This is Gano’s fourth Special Teams Player of the Week award and second with the Giants:2010 (with Washington): Week 162018 (with Carolina): Week 52020 (with N.Y. Giants): Week 92021 (with N.Y. Giants): Week 7
He becomes the fourth Giants kicker ever to earn the honor multiple times. 2021 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OffenseDefenseSpecial TeamsWk 1QB Matthew Stafford, L.A. RamsLB Chandler Jones, ArizonaP Bradley Pinion, Tampa BayWk 2QB Kyler Murray, ArizonaS Mike Edwards, Tampa BayP Mitch Wishnowsky, San FranciscoWk 3QB Matthew Stafford, L.A. RamsCB Byron Murphy, ArizonaK Mason Crosby, Green BayWk 4QB Daniel Jones, N.Y. GiantsCB Trevon Diggs, DallasKR DeAndre Carter, WashingtonWk 5QB Tom Brady, Tampa BayCB Marshon Lattimore, New OrleansLB T.J. Edwards, PhiladelphiaWk 6QB Dak Prescott, DallasS Taylor Rapp, L.A. RamsK Matt Prater, ArizonaWk 7RB Alvin Kamara, New OrleansLB Deion Jones, AtlantaK Graham Gano, N.Y. Giants
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