NFL Names NFC Players of the Week for Week 5

The NFL revealed its Week 5 NFC Players of the Week and they include a pair of versatile big-play threats who defy easy categorization. On offense, Taysom Hill wins for his explosive dual-threat performance in the New Orleans Saints' 39-32 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Hill rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns on only 9 carries and added a 22-yard touchdown pass. After flirting with starting quarterback duties in 2020 and 2021, Hill appears to have returned to his niche as a specialist. He's better for it: the rushing yards and touchdowns were career-highs.

On defense, Dallas Cowboys do-everything linebacker Micah Parsons takes home the honors for his two sacks, one forced fumble, and three total tackles in a 22-10 defeat of the Los Angeles Rams. Parsons leads the NFL with his 6.0 sacks for a surprising Cowboys defense that has allowed the third-fewest points in the league. As a result, the Cowboys are 4-1, and Parsons appears on pace for his second All-Pro in as many seasons. On special teams, kicker Cameron Dicker gets the nod for his contributions to the Philadelphia Eagles' narrow 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Dicker nailed a pair of field goals in his NFL debut. He was replacing Jake Elliot, who missed the game with an ankle injury.
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