Adrian Clayborn named NFC defensive player of the week

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Honestly, Adrian Clayborn should have to share this one, specifically with Chaz Green and Byron Bell.

The Falcons defensive end was named NFC defensive player of the week, after his six-sack outburst against the Cowboys backup left tackles.

Clayborn now has eight sacks this season and 28.5 sacks in seven seasons, meaning more than a fifth of his career output came last week.

The Falcons aren’t going to apologize for it, as they have plenty of issues for the moment. But getting what is literally a career day from an unexpected source was still nice, for a reeling team.