Julius Peppers named NFC defensive player of the week

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The Panthers brought Julius Peppers home, and it’s been for more than just a victory lap.

The veteran defensive end was named NFC defensive player of the week, after collecting two sacks in last week’s road win over the Patriots.

Peppers now has 4.5 sacks this season, and that moves the 37-year-old closer to moving up a spot on the all-time sack list.

He now has 148.0 sacks He entered the season fifth, and fourth-place Chris Doleman (150.5) is within another good game or two.

Peppers isn’t the same kind of physically dominant player he was during his first stint in Carolina (though he’s bigger now), but he’s showing he can still perform at a high level.

5 responses to “Julius Peppers named NFC defensive player of the week

  1. A packer fan here, and show the post where packer fans trashed him, who is happy he was able to go back to the Panthers and contribute. Only 2 comments so far and they are Viking fans trying to dump on Packers. How can a football fan begrudge a player from going back to the team they consider home. We should celebrate that Julius is still productive and playing for HIS team. He fulfilled his contract with the Packers and then chose to reunite with “family”.

  2. Seriously, please stop lying.
    The Packers, nor his fans were calling Julius washed up.
    Most thanked him for his services while acknowledging they needed to get younger at the 3/4 OLB position, especially in coverage.
    I think you are referring to almost all of the ignorant Barney fans that ridiculed Green Bay for signing him in the first place because of his age, well over 3 seasons ago.

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