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New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

December 13th, 2011 at 10:09 PM
By Kyle Langan

Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, the nation witnessed one of the truly dominant games by any defender in the NFL in 2011 by New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers is chased out of the pocket by New York Giants Jason Pierre-Paul in the first quarter in week 13 of the NFL season at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on December 4, 2011. The Packers defeated the Giants 38-35 and remain undefeated for the season at 12-0. UPI /John Angelillo

Pierre Paul recorded 8 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble.

The forced fumble resulted in a field goal, and one sack was a safety. “JPP” also blocked a potential game tying field goal.

All in all, Jason Pierre-Paul provided about an eight point swing in the ball game.

This was enough to earn him defensive player of the week in the NFC. He could be up for special teams player of the week as well.

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