Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance on Sunday against the New York Giants.
Sherman intercepted two Eli Manning passes and tipped another to teammate Earl Thomas when the Giants were threatening to score their first points of the game. The Seahawks ended up recording their first shutout of the season in a week that saw a record amount of points scored in the NFL.
With six interceptions on the season, Richard Sherman is tied for the league lead. With 14 weeks in the books, this is the second time Sherman has been named the DPOTW. The Seahawks Week 2 matchup against the division rival San Francisco 49ers also saw the All Pro earn the recognition.
The two-time winner was also named the NFC Defensive Player for the month of September.
NFL Interception Leaders: 1 Richard Sherman 6 2 Antrel Rolle 6 3 DeAndre Levy 6 4 Earl Thomas 5 5 LaVonte David 5 6 Alterraun Verner 5
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 18, 2013
Richard Sherman has 14 interceptions since the start of last season, most in the NFL.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 18, 2013
The 23-0 win over the Giants on Sunday was the final time that the Seahawks will play on the road this season. That is of course until they could potentially play in the very same venue in the Super Bowl. A win over the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink on Sunday will lock up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Coincidentally, a Hawks victory would also guarantee the 49ers a Wild Card spot.