Players of the Week/Month
PANTHERS QB CAM NEWTON, EAGLES S MALCOLM JENKINS
COWBOYS K DAN BAILEY NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 13
Quarterback CAM NEWTON of the Carolina Panthers, safety
MALCOLM JENKINS of the Philadelphia
Eagles and kicker DAN BAILEY of the Dallas
Cowboys are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week
for games played the 13th week of the 2015 season (December 3, 6-7), the NFL
OFFENSE: QB CAM NEWTON, CAROLINA PANTHERS
- Newton passed for 331 yards and
five touchdowns in the Panthers’ 41-38 win at New Orleans, the team’s 16th
consecutive regular-season victory. The Panthers improved to 12-0 for the
first time in franchise history and clinched the NFC South division title
for the third consecutive season.
- His five passing touchdowns tied
the single-game club record and it marked his second such game in the past
three weeks. Newton is the only player in franchise history to throw five
touchdown passes in a game two times.
- Newton threw the game-winning
touchdown pass to JERRICHO COTCHERY
with 1:05 remaining in the game. It marked only the second time in NFL
history in which a team with a 10-0 record or better maintained its
perfect season with a touchdown pass in the final two minutes of the
fourth quarter (New England, 2007).
- In his fifth season from Auburn,
this is Newton’s sixth career Player of the Week Award and third this
season (Weeks 9 and 11).
- Newton is the first player to win
three Offensive Player of the Week Awards in a five-week span since New
England’s TOM BRADY in 2007.
- Newton’s six Offensive Player of
the Week Awards are the most in franchise history. He is the only Panthers
quarterback to win the award multiple times.
DEFENSE: S MALCOLM JENKINS, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
- Jenkins had a 99-yard
interception-return touchdown and seven tackles, including two for a loss,
in the Eagles’ 35-28 win at New England.
- With the score tied at 14 in the
third quarter and the Patriots at the Philadelphia five-yard line, Jenkins
intercepted a pass and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown to give the
Eagles the lead.
- The 99-yard interception-return
touchdown ties for the third-longest in franchise history. It is the
longest interception-return touchdown by an Eagle since 2006 (LITO SHEPPARD, 102 yards, October
- Jenkins has four career
interception-return touchdowns, including two with Philadelphia.
- In his seventh year from Ohio State,
this is Jenkins’ third career Player of the Week Award and first with the
Eagles. He previously won twice as a member of the New Orleans Saints
(Weeks 12 and 14, 2010).
- Jenkins joins BRIAN DAWKINS (three) and KURT
COLEMAN (one) as the only Eagles safeties to be named Defensive Player
of the Week in the past 30 seasons.
SPECIAL TEAMS: K DAN BAILEY, DALLAS COWBOYS
converted all four field-goal attempts, including the game-winning 54-yarder
with 0:09 remaining, in the Cowboys’ 19-16 win at Washington.
entering the NFL in 2011, Bailey has made nine game-winning field goals in the
final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter or in overtime, the most in the NFL
during that span.
has 10 career game-winning field goals in the final two minutes of the fourth
quarter or in overtime. Since 2011, Bailey is the only player in the NFL with
at least 10 such field goals.
tied for the league lead in Week 13 with 13 kicking points.
his fifth season from Oklahoma State, this is Bailey’s third career Player of
the Week Award. He was previously honored in Week 3, 2011 and Week 11, 2012.
three Special Teams Player of the Week Awards are tied for the most in
franchise history with BILLY CUNDIFF and DWAYNE HARRIS.
2015 NFC PLAYERS OF THE
Donald, St. Louis
Austin, St. Louis
LB Sean Lee,
Rodgers, Green Bay
Brees, New Orleans
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
David, Tampa Bay
Crosby, Green Bay
P Sam Martin,
K Dan Bailey,
nominees for NFC Offensive Player of Week 13 as submitted by NFC clubs:
- Seattle wide receiver DOUG BALDWIN, who had five catches
for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks’ 38-7 win at Minnesota.
- San Francisco quarterback BLAINE GABBERT, who threw the
game-winning 71-yard touchdown pass in overtime and had a 44-yard
touchdown run in the 49ers’ 26-20 overtime win over Chicago.
- Arizona quarterback CARSON PALMER, who completed 26 of
40 passes (65 percent) for 356 yards with two touchdowns and no
interceptions for a 110.0 passer rating in the Cardinals’ 27-3 win at St.
- Green Bay tight end RICHARD RODGERS, who had eight
catches for 146 yards and the game-winning 61-yard touchdown as time
expired in the Packers’ 27-23 win at Detroit.
- Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON, who passed for 274
yards, three touchdowns and a 146.0 passer rating and rushed for a
- Tampa Bay rookie quarterback JAMEIS WINSTON, who threw a
touchdown pass and rushed for a touchdown in the Buccaneers’ 23-19 win
nominees for NFC Defensive Player of Week 13 as submitted by NFC clubs:
- Philadelphia linebacker CONNOR BARWIN, who had two sacks
and six tackles.
- Seattle rookie defensive end FRANK CLARK, who had two sacks.
- Tampa Bay linebacker LAVONTE DAVID, who had 11 tackles
and an interception.
- Arizona safety RASHAD JOHNSON, who had an interception and three tackles.
- Dallas defensive end DEMARCUS LAWRENCE, who had two
sacks, four tackles and a forced fumble.
nominees for NFC Special Teams Player of Week 13 as submitted by NFC clubs:
- New Orleans rookie linebacker STEPHONE ANTHONY, who returned a
blocked PAT attempt for a two-point score in the Saints’ loss to Carolina.
Anthony also had 10 tackles on defense, along with a forced fumble and a
31-yard fumble-return touchdown.
- New York Giants punt returner DWAYNE HARRIS, who had an 80-yard
punt-return touchdown in the Giants’ 23-20 overtime loss to the New York
- Minnesota kick returner CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, who had a
101-yard kick-return touchdown in the Vikings’ loss to Seattle.
- Philadelphia punt returner DARREN SPROLES, who had an 83-yard punt-return touchdown.