Calais Campbell Earns NFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Sep 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is pressured by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Arizona Cardinals won 20-18. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE


Well congratulations are in order for Calais Campbell. This is the first time in his career that he has earned Defensive Player of the Week honors, and only the second time he has earned a weekly honor in his career. The first award came in 2009 with his kick blocking abilities, that he showed off against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

(Click the link but be warned that it may take a minute to load.) Just imagine if we had 2 dangerous play-makers in Rolle and Peterson... Not that I miss Rolle, but I digress.

Campbell earned this honor behind his 10 tackles and 2 sacks in our surprising win over the New England Patriots last weekend. His play combined with the Cardinals defense overall, not only ended the Patriots home opener winning streak at 10, but also kept the Patriots under 20 points, something that was not accomplished in 26 previous home games for the Patriots.

It seems that Campbell has earned his contract, and can only get better from here.

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