Green Bay Packers safety Atari Bigby was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Month today (Thursday).
Bigby tied for the NFL lead with four interceptions during the month in just four games. The Packers posted a 3-1 record in December and clinched the NFC North division, locking up the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. Bigby posted an interception in three of Green Bay's four December games. He had a 22-yard interception in Week 14 and recorded a career-high two interceptions the next week against St. Louis. Bigby finished the month with an interception in the Packers' win over Detroit.
In his second year from Central Florida, this is Bigby's first career Player of the Month Award. He is also the second Packers player to be named Defensive Player of the Month this year, joining Pro Bowl defensive end Aaron Kampman, won won the award in October.