NFL Names NFC Players Of The Week

The NFC, despite having some fantastic records, seems to be completely wide open, and given the wide array of amazing team performances over the weekend, it's hard to separate some teams, especially with so many games left to go in the 2022 season. There were plenty of deserving candidates this week, but winning clearly plays a factor in the NFL's decision making, and thus, we have our NFC Players of the Week for Week 7.

Offence: Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones may not be the best Quarterback in the league, but right now, he's doing just enough to lead the Giants to wins each and every week, and against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7, he managed to play some good turnover free football, while getting it done with both his arm and his legs. With a combined 310 yards of offence, Jones also reached the end zone twice, and while other players like Kenneth Walker clearly stood out, the NFL rewarded the QB position once more for their offensive player of the week.

Defence: Marco Wilson

The Arizona Cardinals came into their Week 7 tilt with the New Orleans Saints desperately needing a victory on Thursday Night Football, and after a scrappy shootout ensued, they managed to do just that on the back of timely play on both sides of the ball. It's hard to imagine a team giving up 34 points and being rewarded with Player of the Week on the defence, but after 3 tackles, 2 passes defended and a fantastic pick-6, young Cornerback Marco Wilson has been deservedly given the away for Week 7.

Special Teams: Cairo Santos

Both the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots were desperate for a win in Week 7 to keep pace in their division, and despite facing a Pats team riding a two-game win streak behind rookie QB Bailey Zappe, the Bears handled their business, dominating on the way to a Monday Night Football victory. While Justin Fields performed admirably, Cairo Santos stood out, going 4/4 from FG and 3/3 from XP, helping his team to the 33-14 win en route to Special Teams Player of the Week for the NFC. 

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