No surprise here. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week later today by the NFL for his 210-yard receiving output in Sunday night's 30-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Jackson's 210 yards was the third-highest single-game receiving total in franchise history. What's more impressive was that he became just the third player in NFL history to post 200-plus yards on four catches or less. Among Jackson's four receptions was a 91-yard catch-and-run score in the fourth quarter that broke a 20-20 tie. The 91-yard touchdown reception tied for the fifth-longest in team history and is the longest play from scrimmage in the NFL this season. Sunday night was Jackson's fourth 100-yard performance of the season and 11th of his young career.
For the season, Jackson leads the team with 972 receiving yards and is on the cusp of his second-straight 1,000-yard campaign. Jackson leads the NFL with a 23.1 yards per catch average.
This award is his sixth from the league and first this season. In 2009, Jackson was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week once and earned a pair of NFC Special Teams Player of the Week and NFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:10 a.m., December 15