Wide receiver De Sean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles, cornerback Tramaine Brock of the San Francisco 49ers and kicker Mason Crosby of the Green Bay Packers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the fifth week of the 2013 season.
Offense: WR De Sean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
Jackson had seven catches for 132 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 36-21 win at the New York Giants.
He had three catches of at least 20 yards – including a long of 56 – and all three set up Philadelphia scores.
In the second quarter, his 56-yard reception advanced the Eagles to the New York 15-yard line. Philadelphia scored a touchdown on that drive. At the end of the half, Jackson's 21-yard catch brought the Eagles to the New York 18-yard line and set up a field goal. In the fourth quarter, his 28-yard reception took Philadelphia to the Giants' 10-yard line. Three plays later, Jackson scored on a five-yard touchdown pass from NICK FOLES.
Jackson's fourth-quarter touchdown increased the Eagles' lead from eight points to 15, giving the team a two-score cushion.
The performance marked Jackson's 18th career 100-yard game, the fourth-most in franchise history.
In his sixth season from California, this is Jackson's fifth career Player of the Week Award. He has been honored three times on offense and twice on special teams.
Jackson joins TIM BROWN (five offense, two special teams) and SANTANA MOSS (three offense, two special teams) as the only players to be named Player of the Week at least three times on offense and twice on special teams.
Defense: CB Tramaine Brock, San Francisco 49ers
Making the first start of his NFL career, Brock had two interceptions, including an 18-yard touchdown return, and two tackles in the 49ers' 34-3 win over Houston.
On the third play of the game, Brock intercepted a pass at the Houston 18-yard line and returned it for his first career touchdown to give the 49ers an early 7-0 lead.
With seven minutes remaining in the second quarter, Brock recorded his second interception and returned it 13 yards to the Houston 32-yard line. Four plays later, the 49ers scored a touchdown.
Brock's two interceptions resulted in 14 points for San Francisco.
Before Week 5, Brock had two interceptions in his career (34 games).
In his fourth year from Belhaven, this is Brock's first career Player of the Week Award.
He is the fifth 49ers cornerback to be named Defensive Player of the Week over the past 20 seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers DEION SANDERS (Week 4, 1994) and ROD WOODSON (Week 3, 1997) and AHMED PLUMMER (Week 5, 2003) and WALT HARRIS (Week 17, 2006).
Special Teams: K Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
Crosby scored 16 points, converting all five field-goal attempts and one PAT, in the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit.
He tied the single-game franchise record with five field goals (26, 52, 31, 42 and 45 yards).
Crosby has converted all nine field-goal attempts this season and has made 13 consecutive regular-season field goals dating back to 2012.
He leads the NFC with the most field goals made (nine) without a miss.
In his seventh season from Colorado, this is Crosby's fifth career Player of the Week Award and first since 2011 (Week 7).
Crosby's five Special Teams Player of the Week Awards are tied with RYAN LONGWELL for the most in franchise history.
2013 NFC Players of the Week
|Wk 1||WR Anquan Boldin, San Francisco||DE Robert Quinn, St. Louis||WR-PR Dwayne Harris, Dallas|
|Wk 2||QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay||CB Richard Sherman, Seattle||KR-PR Devin Hester, Chicago|
|Wk 3||TE Jimmy Graham, New Orleans||DE Greg Hardy, Carolina||P Sam Martin, Detroit|
|Wk 4||QB Drew Brees, New Orleans||CB Patrick Peterson, Arizona||K Steven Hauschka, Seattle|
|Wk 5||WR DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia||CB Tramaine Brock, San Francisco||K Mason Crosby, Green Bay|
Other nominees for NFC Offensive Player of Week 5 as submitted by NFC clubs
St. Louis quarterback SAM BRADFORD, who passed for 222 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 105.3 passer rating in the Rams' 34-20 win over Jacksonville.
New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES, who completed 29 of 35 passes (82.9 percent) for 288 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 120.0 passer rating in the Saints' 26-18 win at Chicago.
New Orleans tight end JIMMY GRAHAM, who had 10 catches for 135 yards.
Chicago wide receiver ALSHON JEFFERY, who had 10 catches for a franchise-record 218 yards and a touchdown.
Dallas quarterback TONY ROMO, who completed 25 of 36 passes (69.4 percent) for a franchise-record 506 yards with five touchdowns and one interception for a 140.0 passer rating in the Cowboys' 51-48 loss to Denver.
Other nominees for NFC Defensive Player of Week 5 as submitted by NFC clubs
Arizona defensive end CALAIS CAMPBELL, who had two sacks, including a safety, a forced fumble and four tackles in the Cardinals' 22-6 win over Carolina.
Dallas cornerback MORRIS CLAIBORNE, who had an interception and a tackle.
St. Louis safety MATT GIORDANO, who had an 82-yard interception-return touchdown and four tackles.
Philadelphia linebacker MYCHAL KENDRICKS, who had an interception, a fumble recovery and four tackles.
Green Bay defensive end MIKE NEAL, who had six tackles and a sack.
Green Bay linebacker NICK PERRY, who had two sacks, a forced fumble and five tackles.
Other nominees for NFC Special Teams Player of Week 5 as submitted by NFC clubs
Arizona kicker JAY FEELY, who converted both field-goal attempts and both PATs.
Philadelphia kicker ALEX HENERY, who converted all five field-goal attempts and three PATs.