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DeSean Jackson, Malcolm Jenkins named NFC players of the week

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Averaging 52.5 yards a catch in a win over the Cowboys was enough to make Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson the NFC offensive player of the week.

Jackson caught four passes for 210 yards on Sunday, including a 91-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that gave the Eagles a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Although Jackson faced some criticism after the game for the way he celebrated that touchdown, the electrifying catch-and-run was one of the best plays of Week 14 in the NFL.

Another one of the best plays was Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins’ 96-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Rams. Jenkins has been recognized as the NFC defensive player of the week.

That interception was one of two on the day for Jenkins, who now has two defensive player of the week awards in the last three weeks.

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6 Responses to “DeSean Jackson, Malcolm Jenkins named NFC players of the week”
  1. crabboil says: Dec 15, 2010 10:32 AM

    Malcolm Jenkins is the free safety, not the cornerback.

  2. darkcvc says: Dec 15, 2010 11:21 AM

    Yep, he has taken Darren Sharper’s job and made quite a name for himself in doing so.

    Former Buckeye!!

  3. whodatman says: Dec 15, 2010 12:18 PM

    Jenkins switches between safety and cornerback in the nickel and dime packages

  4. natelan says: Dec 15, 2010 12:55 PM

    I really didn’t like Jackson’s PRE-TD celebration. It was extremely distasteful, and he was clearly taunting Newman, starring at him and “handing him the ball” as he fell backward into the endzone.

    That being established, the penalty should not have been for excessive celebration because the TD had not yet been scored, but a call for taunting was clearly in order.

    This guy is a punk. He’s a great player, but a total punk nonetheless. He’s luck he’s good at football, ’cause in the real world, he would have a difficult time making friends.

  5. paulienuts says: Dec 15, 2010 1:20 PM

    whodatman, you got to cut Smith some slack. First of all, he doesn’t watch Saints games so he knows NOTHING.

    Second, Jenkins has played CB…AND FS AND S. He’s veeerrry versatile, that’s why Sean Payton and Gregg Williams. We are so luck to have him on the team, and he’ll be here for a long time.

    Cudos to our front office to know how to select these guys. I can’t believe we finally have a team! The rest of the NFL will know that soon…WHEN THE SAINTS GO DEEP INTO THE PLAYOFFS!

  6. macjacmccoy says: Dec 15, 2010 1:48 PM

    So Desean Jackson Dominates the bad M.Jenkins and wins the NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award and the Good M.Jenkins gets 2 ints and a td and Wins a NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award.

    Its Poetic.

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