Richard Sherman named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Stephen Brashear

On Wednesday, Seattle's Richard Sherman was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Sherman had an interception, sack and three passes defensed in the Seahawks 28-7 victory over the Jets on Sunday.

There was no more dominating defensive player in Seattle's 28-7 victory over the Jets this past weekend than cornerback Richard Sherman, and on Wednesday Sherman was rewarded by being named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week.

The news came via the Twitter feed of NFL Vice President of Football Communications Michael Signora.

And for those who watched Sherman dominate the Jets on Sunday, this award comes as little surprise. On the afternoon, Sherman had an interception, as well as a sack which led to a fumble. He also had three passes defended for the Seahawks, which improved to 6-4 with the victory.

Beyond just Sherman though, the Seahawks as a whole put up one of the best defensive efforts we've seen from any team this season. The Jets were held to just 185 yards on 50 total plays, averaging a meager 3.7 yards per play.

Along with Sherman, New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, while Dallas punt returner Dwayne Harris took home the conference's Special Teams Player of the Week as well.

The Seahawks have a bye week this Sunday, before facing the Dolphins on Nov. 25.

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