NFC Players of the Week - Week 11

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NFC Players of the Week - Week 11

Players of the Week/Month 2015 Regular Week 11 English



Quarterback CAM NEWTON of the Carolina Panthers, linebacker LAVONTE DAVID of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and kicker MASON CROSBY of the Green Bay Packers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 11th week of the 2015 season (November 19, 22-23), the NFL announced today. 


  • Newton tied the franchise single-game record with five touchdown passes in the Panthers’ 44-16 win over Washington. With the victory, Carolina improved to 10-0 for the first time in club history.
  • He became the first Panthers quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in a first half and the performance marked his first career game with at least four touchdown passes. 
  • Newton’s five touchdown passes went to five different players.
  • In his career, he has 102 passing touchdowns and 39 rushing touchdowns and is the only player in NFL history with at least 100 passing touchdowns and 25 rushing touchdowns in a player’s first five seasons.
  • Newton finished the game with a 123.3 passer rating, his third consecutive game with a 100+ rating.
  • In his fifth season from Auburn, this is Newton’s fifth career Player of the Week Award and second this season (Week 9).
  • Newton’s five Offensive Player of the Week Awards are the most in franchise history. He is the only Panthers player to win five Player of the Week Awards in his first five NFL seasons.
  • He is the only Panthers quarterback to win the award multiple times. 


  • David had two interceptions, including a 20-yard touchdown, and six tackles in the Buccaneers’ 45-17 win at Philadelphia.
  • His two interceptions are tied for the most by a Buccaneers linebacker in a game and David is the only linebacker in franchise history to have two such games.
  • Over the past 20 seasons, David and Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK BROOKS are the only linebackers in team history to have two interceptions in a game.
  • This season, David is the only player with at least 80 tackles (87), two interceptions (two), two sacks (two) and a forced fumble (one). 
  • In his fourth year from Nebraska, this is David’s second career Player of the Week Award (Week 12, 2013).
  • David joins Brooks (six) and HARDY NICKERSON (three) as the only linebackers in team history to win multiple Defensive Player of the Week Awards. 


  • Crosby converted all five field-goal attempts (42, 47, 40, 42 and 52 yards) and had a league-best 16 points in the Packers’ 30-13 win at Minnesota. 
  • All five of Crosby’s field goals were from at least 40 yards. He is the first player in NFL history to make at least five field goals in a game without a miss, with each attempt coming from 40+ yards.
  • Crosby’s five field goals tied the franchise single-game record.
  • It marked the second career game in which Crosby converted all five field-goal attempts (October 6, 2013).
  • In his ninth season from Colorado, this is Crosby’s sixth career Player of the Week Award and first since 2013 (Week 5).
  • Crosby’s six Special Teams Player of the Week Awards are the most in franchise history.





Special Teams

Wk 1

WR Julio Jones, Atlanta

DT Aaron Donald, St. Louis

PR-WR Tavon Austin, St. Louis

Wk 2

WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

LB Sean Lee, Dallas

KR-RB David Johnson, Arizona

Wk 3

QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

S Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona

PR-RB Darren Sproles, Philadelphia

Wk 4

QB Drew Brees, New Orleans

CB Josh Norman, Carolina

K Robbie Gould, Chicago

Wk 5

QB Eli Manning, New York Giants

DE Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia

PR Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay

Wk 6

WR Calvin Johnson, Detroit

DT Kawann Short, Carolina

LB Michael Mauti, New Orleans

Wk 7

QB Kirk Cousins, Washington

DE Michael Bennett, Seattle

KR Dwayne Harris, New York Giants

Wk 8

QB Drew Brees, New Orleans

LB Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay

PR Marcus Sherels, Minnesota

Wk 9

QB Cam Newton, Carolina

DT Linval Joseph, Minnesota

K Josh Brown, New York Giants

Wk 10

QB Kirk Cousins, Washington

CB Terence Newman, Minnesota

KR Ameer Abdullah, Detroit

Wk 11

QB Cam Newton, Carolina

LB Lavonte David, Tampa Bay

K Mason Crosby, Green Bay

Other nominees for NFC Offensive Player of Week 11 as submitted by NFC clubs:

  • Green Bay wide receiver JAMES JONES, who had six catches for 109 yards with a touchdown and also added a two-point conversion.
  • Tampa Bay running back DOUG MARTIN, who rushed for 235 yards, his second career 200-yard rushing game.
  • Arizona rookie wide receiver J.J. NELSON, who had four catches for 142 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals’ 34-31 win over Cincinnati.
  • Arizona quarterback CARSON PALMER, who passed for 317 yards, four touchdowns and a 111.2 passer rating.
  • Seattle rookie running back THOMAS RAWLS, who had 255 scrimmage yards – including 209 rushing – and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in the Seahawks’ 29-13 win over San Francisco.
  • Dallas quarterback TONY ROMO, who passed for two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 24-14 win at Miami.
  • Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD, who passed for 282 yards and rushed for a touchdown in the Lions’ 18-13 win over Oakland.  
  • Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON, who completed 24 of 29 passes (82.8 percent) for 260 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 138.5 passer rating.
  • Tampa Bay rookie quarterback JAMEIS WINSTON, who threw five touchdown passes and had a 131.6 passer rating. 

Other nominees for NFC Defensive Player of Week 11 as submitted by NFC clubs:

  • Detroit defensive end EZEKIEL ANSAH, who recorded his eighth sack of the season.
  • Carolina cornerback BENE BENWIKERE, who had a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and five tackles.
  • Arizona safety DEONE BUCANNON, who had eight tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
  • Green Bay defensive end DATONE JONES, who had two sacks and a pass defensed.
  • Dallas linebacker ROLANDO MC CLAIN, who had an interception-return touchdown and three tackles. 

Other nominees for NFC Special Teams Player of Week 11 as submitted by NFC clubs:

  • Arizona kicker CHANDLER CATANZARO, who converted both field-goal attempts, including the game-winner with two seconds remaining, and all four PATs.
  • Detroit kicker MATT PRATER, who converted all three field-goal attempts and one PAT.

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