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DE Chris Clemons Wins NFC Defensive Player Of The Week Award

After his terrific play against the St. Louis Rams this past Sunday, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons won the NFC defensive player of the week award for week 11 of the NFL season.

Clemons had a career high three sacks and two forced fumbles along with a deflected pass during Seattle's 24-7 victory on the road Sunday, finishing with five tackles on the day. Clemons had himself a big second half, recording his first sack of the day and first forced fumbled early in the third quarter inside the Rams 25 yard line. Clemons would come back with another two sacks in the fourth quarter.

The Seahawks defense allowed a stingy 185 offensive yards against the Rams; 143 net passing and 42 net rushing yards. The Rams had only one rushing first down the entire game, and managed a meager 2.5 yards per carry. Clemons becomes only the third Seahawk ever to win the award, and first since Michael McCrary took the honor in week17 of the 1996 season. The other was Jacob Green who won the award three times in his 12 year career with Seattle.

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