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The weekly awards just keep rolling in for the New York Giants. The latest came Wednesday when safety Antrel Rolle was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after two game-changing interceptions Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
In the season's first six weeks, the Giants have had an Offensive Player of the Week (Hakeem Nicks in Week 2, after his 199-yard performance vs. Tampa Bay), a Special Teams Player of the Week (Lawrence Tynes in Week 3, after he kicked five field goals at Carolina) and now Rolle has won the defensive award.
Rolle intercepted two Alex Smith passes in the third quarter, returning the first to the 49ers' 12-yard line and the second to the five-yard line. Both takeaways led to Giants field goals. Rolle also tied Prince Amukamara and Michael Boley for the team lead with six unassisted tackles, including one of quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a one-yard loss on the final play of the third quarter.