Patrick Willis garners NFC defensive player of the week honor

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The San Francisco 49ers dominated the lifeless, reeling New York Jets by a score of 34-0 in Week Four, and for his efforts in the game, Niners linebacker Patrick Willis earned NFC defensive player of the week honors.

Willis racked up ten tackles against the Jets, two pass breakups, and an interception of quarterback Mark Sanchez.

On the season, Willis has 35 tackles, 20 of the solo variety.

Willis will look to pick up where he left off in Week Five against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills will be without two starting offensive linemen, creating a potential mismatch against San Francisco’s dominant defensive front seven.