Seven tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a touchdown.
Jason Pierre-Paul’s game against the Cleveland Browns was one of the best of his career and it was good enough to earn the New York Giants’ defensive end the title of NFC Defensive Player of The Week.
NFC Players of Week 12— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) November 30, 2016
O: Mark Ingram, NO
D: Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG
ST: Matt Prater, Det pic.twitter.com/lGgQRBaapu
Jason Pierre-Paul has won 4 Defensive Player of the Week Awards. Only Lawrence Taylor (9) & Michael Strahan (5) have more in team history pic.twitter.com/bOWPzbqJAp— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) November 30, 2016
This marks the third time in a bit more than a month the Giants have had a defensive player of the week. Landon Collins receiving DPOY honors in the last week of October and early in November.
JPP’s game Sunday was remarkable, and he has been on a tear the past two weeks with a combined 12 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a pass defensed, and a defensive touchdown off what was ruled a fumble recovery.
Even more impressive is JPP taking games over with his maimed right hand. It wasn’t that long ago that whether JPP would ever play again was a valid question, and after that whether he would ever return to form. Based on his last two weeks, he hasn’t just come back, but he hasn’t been this dominant since he took over the games against the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys in 2011.
If he can keep this up, JPP is making a strong case for Comeback Player Of The Year.