Safety Malcolm Jenkins was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Sunday's win over the New England Patriots. It is the third time that Jenkins has won the award in his NFL career and first with the Eagles.
Jenkins put the Eagles ahead in the third quarter with a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown. That was the big play, but Jenkins set up the score with a 4-yard tackle for loss of Patriots running back James White to keep him out of the end zone. Two snaps later, Jenkins returned the Tom Brady pass intended for Danny Amendola for the pick-six.
"It's an honor, but I give credit more to the guys that I play with," Jenkins said. "When you talk about all the plays I've made, they probably come off of somebody else doing his job. Tackles for losses usually means the ball's getting spit to the perimeter. Everybody's doing their job. My interception was off of Walter's (Thurmond) tip. I'm just a product of my environment and hopefully we can continue to play, and whether it be me or somebody else, we can get some more defensive players of the week."