The NFL awards six player of the week awards each week. With his big game on Thanksgiving, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly made someone’s decision pretty easy.
Kuechly was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week Wednesday after intercepting Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo twice. Kuechly returned the first 32 yards for a touchdown as the Panthers started a rout of the Cowboys that pushed them to 11-0.
This is Kuechly’s fourth career player of the week award. He passes Julius Peppers for most NFC Defensive Player of the Week awards won by a Panthers player.
Kuechly now has 10 interceptions since entering the league 2012, the most by an NFL linebacker during that time.