Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers has been named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week.
Peppers had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown, a half-sack and three tackles in the Packers’ 42-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings last Thursday night.
Peppers became the only player in NFL history with at least 100 sacks (120) and 10 interceptions (10).
Peppers was part of a defensive unit that registered six sacks, two interceptions and a 45.8 opponent passer rating against the Vikings. Green Bay allowed just 299 total net yards, including 188 passing.
In his 13th year from North Carolina, this is Peppers’ sixth career Player of the Week Award and first as a member of the Packers.
Former Badger Russell Wilson was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week and San Francisco kicker Phil Dawson is the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week.