Darius Slay is the NFC defensive player of the week

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PFT named Eagles cornerback Darius Slay our defensive player of the week for Week Two of the 2021 season and the NFL also honored Slay on Wednesday.

Slay has been named the NFC’s defensive player of the week in recognition of his effort in Monday night’s win over the Vikings. It’s the fifth time Slay has taken home that prize.

Slay had two interceptions in the 24-7 win and he played the lead role in making Vikings star Justin Jefferson a non-factor in the proceedings. Jefferson caught six passes for 48 yards a week after feasting on the Packers for 9 catches, 148 yards, and two touchdowns.

Slay and the Eagles will go for a 3-0 start in Washington this weekend.

9 responses to “Darius Slay is the NFC defensive player of the week

  1. Too bad Aiden Hutchinson got hobbled in the second half, because if he had a couple more big plays he could have given Slay a run for his money. Great game by Slay though. Shutting down JJets is more impressive than the INTs.

  2. That was the best game I’ve seen played by a corner since the early days of Revis Island. Well deserved award for Slay.

  3. Impressive performance. Imagine the Lions D with a guy like him and a safety like Qandre Diggs added to the roster😳

  4. nhpats2011 says:
    September 21, 2022 at 9:06 am

    We haven’t heard a peep from Jefferson

    He spoke after the game and yesterday was a day off. He said the first interception was his fault. What do you want to hear?

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