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Barwin Named Defensive Player of the Month

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Linebacker Connor Barwin was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for the month of November, it was announced Thursday. The award is Barwin's second career Defensive Player of the Month award, and his first with the Eagles.

In five games during November, Barwin recorded 6.5 sacks, 24 tackles, and a forced fumble. The keystone game of the month was his 3.5-sack effort in the Eagles' 45-21 win over the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 10.

Barwin previously won the AFC's Defensive Player of the Month award in November of 2011, when he was a member of the Houston Texans.

It's been a career year for Barwin, who has already set a career high in sacks this season with 12.5, the highest total on the team and tied for the second-highest total in the league. The sixth-year linebacker has also recorded two forced fumbles and six batted passes.

Barwin is the first Eagle to be named NFC Defensive Player of the Month since former safety Brian Dawkins won the award in December of 2008.

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