Players of the Week/Month
REDSKINS QB KIRK COUSINS, VIKINGS CB TERENCE NEWMAN
LIONS KR AMEER ABDULLAH NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 10
Quarterback KIRK COUSINS of the Washington Redskins,
cornerback TERENCE NEWMAN of the Minnesota
Vikings and rookie kick-returner AMEER
ABDULLAH of the Detroit Lions are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special
Teams Players of the Week for games played the 10th week of the 2015 season (November
12, 15-16), the NFL announced today.
OFFENSE: QB KIRK COUSINS, WASHINGTON REDSKINS
- Cousins completed 20 of 25 passes
(80 percent) for 324 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a
158.3 passer rating – the highest attainable mark – in the Redskins’ 47-14
win over New Orleans.
- He is the first Redskins
quarterback to pass for at least 300 yards and post a passer rating of at
least 150 in a game since Pro Football Hall of Famer SAMMY BAUGH in 1948 (October 31).
- Cousins is the first QB in the NFL
to record a 158.3 passer rating with an 80+ completion percentage, 300+
passing yards with at least four touchdown passes and no interceptions
since TOM BRADY in 2007
- This is the second game this season
(Week 7) in which Cousins has had an 80+ completion percentage, 300+
passing yards with at least three touchdown passes and no interceptions.
No other Redskins quarterback has ever done this once in a game.
- In his fourth season from Michigan
State, this is Cousin’s second career Player of the Week Award. He was
also honored in Week 7 of this season.
- Cousins joins BRAD JOHNSON (Weeks 2 and 4, 1999) as the only Redskins
quarterbacks to be named Offensive Player of the Week twice in a four-week
span within a season.
DEFENSE: CB TERENCE NEWMAN, MINNESOTA VIKINGS
- Newman had two interceptions, five
passes defensed and four tackles, including one for a loss, in the
Vikings’ 30-14 win at Oakland.
- At 37 years, 72 days old, Newman is
the second-oldest cornerback in NFL history to have two interceptions in a
game behind Pro Football Hall of Famer DEION SANDERS (37 years, 76 days old on October 24, 2004).
- It marked Newman’s sixth career
game with multiple interceptions and his first such performance since 2012
(November 4 with Cincinnati).
- Minnesota scored on both
possessions following a Newman interception (10 points).
- His five passes defensed are a
career high and the most by a Vikings player in the past 10 seasons.
- In his 13th year from Kansas State,
this is Newman’s second career Player of the Week Award and first since
his rookie season (Week 15, 2003 with Dallas).
- Newman is the first Vikings defensive
back to be named Defensive Player of the Week since ANTOINE WINFIELD in
2010 (Week 16).
SPECIAL TEAMS: KR AMEER ABDULLAH, DETROIT LIONS
had a 104-yard kickoff return to set up a touchdown in the Lions’ 18-16 win at
the score tied at 3, Abdullah returned the opening kickoff of the second half
104 yards to the Green Bay one-yard line to set up a Lions touchdown.
marked the second-longest kickoff return by a Lions rookie (TERRY FAIR, 105 yards, September 28,
1998) and tied for the third-longest kickoff return in franchise history.
104-yard return is tied for the longest non-scoring play in NFL history (PERCY HARVIN, November 27, 2011).
his rookie season from Nebraska, this is Abdullah’s first career Player of the
and Fair (Week 4, 1998) are the only rookie returners in franchise history to be
named Special Teams Player of the Week.
2015 NFC PLAYERS OF THE
Donald, St. Louis
Austin, St. Louis
LB Sean Lee,
Rodgers, Green Bay
Brees, New Orleans
CB Josh Norman,
Manning, New York Giants
Rainey, Tampa Bay
Mauti, New Orleans
Harris, New York Giants
Brees, New Orleans
Alexander, Tampa Bay
K Josh Brown,
New York Giants
nominees for NFC Offensive Player of Week 10 as submitted by NFC clubs:
- Chicago quarterback JAY CUTLER, who passed for 258
yards, three touchdowns and a 151 passer rating in the Bears’ 37-13 win at
- Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD, who had 10
catches for 130 yards in the Cardinals’ 39-32 win at Seattle.
- Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON, who had both a passing
and rushing touchdown in the Panthers’ 27-10 win at Tennessee.
- Arizona quarterback CARSON PALMER, who passed for 363
yards and three touchdowns.
- Minnesota running back ADRIAN PETERSON, who rushed for 203
yards and a touchdown.
- Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD, who threw two
nominees for NFC Defensive Player of Week 10 as submitted by NFC clubs:
- Tampa Bay linebacker LAVONTE DAVID, who had 12 tackles,
a sack and a pass defensed in the Buccaneers’ 10-6 win over Dallas.
- Washington safety DASHON GOLDSON, who had a 35-yard
interception-return touchdown and five tackles.
- Carolina linebacker LUKE KUECHLY, who had eight
tackles and a forced fumble.
- Detroit cornerback NEVIN LAWSON, who had six tackles
and a pass defensed.
- Arizona safety TYRANN MATHIEU, who had six tackles and an interception.
- Detroit linebacker TAHIR WHITEHEAD, who had eight
tackles, a sack and a pass defensed.
nominees for NFC Special Teams Player of Week 10 as submitted by NFC clubs:
- Arizona kicker CHANDLER CATANZARO, who converted all three field-goal
attempts and four PATs.
- Washington kicker DUSTIN HOPKINS, who scored 17
points and converted all four field-goal attempts and five PATs.
- Minnesota kick returner CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, who had a
93-yard kickoff-return touchdown.