With two INTs in a Thanksgiving win over the rival San Francisco 49ers, Seahawks CB Richard Sherman kept Colin Kaepernick out of the endzone all night.
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The NFL announced its three players of the week in the NFC for Week 13 of the 2014 NFL season.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week, and Minnesota Vikings ST Adam Thielen was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Brees took home his 20th Offensive Player of the Week Award of his career thanks to a 5 TD, turnover-free performance in a 35-32 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, their first win in a month, in a game that wasn’t even as close as the final score would indicate. He also added 257 passing yards, a 70.4 percent completion rate and a 140.0 passer rating.
Sherman won the award after recording two INTs and two tackles against the 49ers in a 19-3 win on Thanksgiving Football. Sherman also becomes the 2nd Seahawk in as many weeks to take home the award after Kam Chancellor won it last week against the Cardinals.
Thielen was one of two Vikings special teamers to record a blocked punt return for a TD in a win over the Carolina Panthers. In the first quarter Brad Nortman blocked a punt attempt by Vikings P Jeff Locke (his first of two blocked punts on the day) and Thielen returned the blocked ball 30 yards for a TD to give them a 14-0 lead they would never relinquish.