NFL Announces NFC Players of the Week for Week 6

The NFL revealed its NFC Players of the Week for Week 6, and they include a former high draft pick trying to reestablish himself in a new home with Atlanta, and a rookie defender attempting to carry on a proud legacy in Seattle.
On offense, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota earns recognition for his contribution to a surprising 28-14 upset over the San Francisco 49ers. The Tennessee Titans' former second-overall pick completed an amazing 13 of his 14 pass attempts for 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns while adding 50 rushing yards and another touchdown on the ground. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen takes home the defensive honors for his effort in a 19-9 defeat of the Arizona Cardinals. Wooten notched five tackles and a game-sealing interception in the fourth quarter. The rookie has been sensational since debuting for the Seahawks, leading the league with four interceptions through six weeks. Standing at 6-4 and drafted in the fifth round, Wooten recalls Seahawks legend Richard Sherman.

On special teams, punter Ryan Wright gets the nod for his 10 kicks in the Minnesota Vikings' 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins. Wright averaged 44.1 yards per punt and even booted a 73-yard punt in the defensive struggle, gifting the Dolphins long field after long field and helping the Vikings walk away with a win despite a meagre 234 total yards.  

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