For the second game in a row, New York Giants safety Landon Collins was named NFC defensive player of the week. He became the first safety since Troy Polamulu in 2010 to win defensive player of the week in back to back games.
Landon Collins had 12 tackles, a sack and an interception in the New York Giants 28-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday at the Meadowlands.
In the Giants previous game in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams, he had eight tackles two interceptions, and one of them he ran back 44 yards for a touchdown in what is a defensive play of the year candidate.
Collins has been the Giants best defensive player over the first half of the season and is poised to make his first Pro Bowl. He leads the team in tackles (69), sacks (3) and interceptions (3).
Collins will look to be named defensive player of the week for the third game in a row as the Giants take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.