Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wasn’t thrilled about the play of his team’s offense on Sunday night against the 49ers, but it is hard to imagine that he didn’t appreciate the defensive effort.
The NFL certainly did. Cornerback Richard Sherman has been named the NFC defensive player of the week. It’s Sherman’s second such honor since Week 10 of last season, making him the only defensive player to win weekly honors over that time frame.
Sherman had an interception in Seattle’s 29-3 win and helped hold wide receiver Anquan Boldin to just one catch a week after he had 13 of them in a win over the Packers. It was the fifth straight home game that saw Sherman intercept a pass and the ninth straight home win for the Seahawks.
Bears cornerback Tim Jennings, Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Vikings defensive end Brian Robison were the other nominees recognized by the NFL for their performances in Week Two.