Jacob Tuioti-Mariner is the NFC defensive player of the week

USA Today Sports

Falcons defensive tackle Jacob Tuioti-Mariner was one of the biggest factors in the Falcons beating the Raiders 43-6.

He recorded the first sack of his career, forcing quarterback Derek Carr to fumble on the same play, and picked up the loose ball for a takeaway. Tuitoi-Mariner later recovered a second fumble to give him two turnovers on the game.

Tuioti-Mariner has been named the NFC defensive player of the week for his strong performance.

It’s a big step for the third year defensive lineman out of UCLA, who entered the league undrafted.

He’ll have a chance to put together a second consecutive big game against the Saints on Sunday.

2 responses to “Jacob Tuioti-Mariner is the NFC defensive player of the week

  1. Last time I checked having 2 fumble recoveries for TD’s trumps 2 fumble recoveries. Then add 13 tackles, a QB hit and a forced fumble….that’s your NFC defensive player of the week…not his fault that his coach forgot how to manage the clock, Teddy missed a wide open TD, they thought rushing 3 works and to top it off his kicker can’t make a clutch kick

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