Dominant day brings Kuechly NFC Player of the Week award


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.

9 responses to “Dominant day brings Kuechly NFC Player of the Week award

  1. Even with J.J. Watts’ recent return to form, I’m not sure Luke Kuechly isn’t the best defensive player in the NFL today. Then again, there are thousands of fans here in Charlotte that insist Kuechly’s fellow Panthers’ LB Thomas Davis is every bit as dominant as he is

    – Titans Fan

  2. Well earned. Guy is a beast. I wanted the Pats to draft the BC star pretty badly.

    I’m happy with Hightower and Collins though.

    Good luck Panthers, hope the Pats see you in the Superbowl.

  3. You know he’s a beast when my Stepfather, a diabolical hater, comes out and says, ‘that Kuechly can play!’

  4. It’s hard to argue with two INTs and one of them being a pick six, but to say the choice was pretty easy is unfair.

    The Lions’ Ziggy Ansah had 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against the Eagles on Thanksgiving day. Not bad for a guy who just so happens to lead the NFC in sacks.

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