Josh Norman is the NFC defensive player of the week

AP

September was a very good month for Panthers cornerback Josh Norman and October started off the same way.

Norman intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown in last Sunday’s 37-23 victory over the Buccaneers. That was enough to make him the NFC’s defensive player of the week.

Norman also intercepted two passes and returned one for a score in the first three games of the season, plays that helped him get honored as the NFC’s defensive player of the month for September.

About the only thing that’s gone wrong for Norman so far this season is the flag he drew for celebrating his latest touchdown by pretending to ride the football like a horse. Norman said he was told that was legal, but it’s a pretty small demerit given all he’s done for the 4-0 Panthers so far this season.

If Norman’s play remains at this level, the impending free agent should have a pretty good offseason as well.