This is starting to feel a little familiar.
A week after Kyler Murray was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the Arizona Cardinals took home another award.
This week, Chandler Jones was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his career day against the New York Giants.
From the team:
"This is Jones’ third career “Defensive Player of the Week” selection and his second with the Cardinals after winning the award last year in a Week 5 victory over the 49ers. Jones previously was named “AFC Defensive Player of the Week” in 2014 with the New England Patriots."
"Jones had a career-high four sacks to go along with five tackles, three tackles for loss, four quarterback hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Sunday’s victory. Dating back to 2000, Jones became just the fifth NFL player with at least four sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the same game. He also became just the third player in Cardinals franchise history to record at least four sacks in a game (Curtis Greer-4.5 in 1983 & Bertrand Berry-4.0 in 2004)."
"His 8.5 sacks this season rank third in the NFL and he became only the second player in the league to record at least four sacks in a game (Tampa Bay’s Shaquil Barrett) in 2019. Jones’ 8.5 sacks are the highest total in franchise history through the first seven games of a season and his four forced fumbles in 2019 has already tied his career high in a season (2015, ’16)."
"This is the second consecutive week the Cardinals have a “Player of the Week” selection after quarterback Kyler Murray was named the “Offensive Player of the Week” following the Cardinals Week 6 win over Atlanta. It is the first time the Cardinals have won an “Offensive Player of the Week” and “Defensive Player of the Week” in consecutive weeks since the 2015 season (Larry Fitzgerald-Week 2/Tyrann Mathieu-Week 3)."
Congratulations Chandler Jones.