Players of the Week/Month
PANTHERS QB CAM NEWTON, BUCCANEERS LB LAVONTE DAVID
PACKERS K MASON CROSBY NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 11
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.
OFFENSE: QB CAM NEWTON, CAROLINA PANTHERS
- 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
- 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
- He is the only Panthers quarterback
to win the award multiple times.
DEFENSE: LB LAVONTE DAVID, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
- 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
SPECIAL TEAMS: K MASON CROSBY, GREEN BAY PACKERS
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.
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.
five field goals tied the franchise single-game record.
marked the second career game in which Crosby converted all five field-goal
attempts (October 6, 2013).
his ninth season from Colorado, this is Crosby’s sixth career Player of the
Week Award and first since 2013 (Week 5).
six Special Teams Player of the Week Awards are the most in franchise history.
2015 NFC PLAYERS OF THE
Donald, St. Louis
PR-WR Tavon Austin,
LB Sean Lee,
Rodgers, Green Bay
Brees, New Orleans
Manning, New York Giants
Rainey, Tampa Bay
Mauti, New Orleans
DE Michael Bennett,
Harris, New York Giants
Brees, New Orleans
Alexander, Tampa Bay
K Josh Brown,
New York Giants
David, Tampa Bay
Crosby, Green Bay
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.
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
- 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.
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