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David Johnson Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

The Arizona Cardinals running back is in the midst of a historic start.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have a unique talent in David Johnson at the running back position, and his fantastic game over the San Francisco 49ers showed just what he can do.

In fact, his game against the 49ers was so impressive that he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Johnson finished the game with 157 yards rushing and two touchdowns and chipped in 28 yards receiving on three catches to push his total yards from scrimmage to 185 on the day.

Johnson has set a franchise record in yards from scrimmage at 695 (457 rushing yards and 238 receiving yards) in the first five games and his 457 rushing yards in the teams first five games is the most since Ottis Anderson in 1980 (who had 492).

It is also the second time in his career Johnson has won a player of the week award, as he was the special teams player of the week in the NFL after his performance against the Chicago Bears in week two of the 2015 season.

Congratulations to David Johnson and Go Cardinals!