Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback, picked off Eli Manning twice this past Sunday in Seattle’s 23-0 route of the New York Giants.
He also added two tackles and three pass breakups, which completed an effort that was good enough to earn him the NFC Defensive Player of the Week Honor.
Josh Alper of NBC’s ProFootballTalk.com reported on the award:
Cornerback Richard Sherman’s play is one of the reasons that many people think the Seahawks will be playing in MetLife Stadium in February.
His play at MetLife Stadium last weekend is one of the reasons why the Seahawks shut out the Giants. It’s also the reason he’s the NFC defensive player of the week.
For those confused by the first reference to MetLife Stadium, it’s because Super Bowl XLVIII will be held there in February. Seattle is currently 12-2 and has one of the best defenses in the NFL. In fact, it is the best defense in the NFL. The Seahawks are ranked No. 1 in total defense, No. 1 in passing defense and No. 10 in rushing defense.
Many think Seattle has a great chance to roll through the playoffs and head to this years Super Bowl, and right now, that’s a belief that’s hard to argue.
Sherman, who has 39 tackles, 13 passes defended, six interceptions and one touchdown on the season, has been a huge part of Seattle’s defensive success.