For the second straight week a member of the New York Giants has earned an NFC Player of the Week honor. This week, cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for a two-interception effort in Sunday’s 24-3 victory over the Washington Redskins.
Last week, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more in his starting debut as the Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The honor for Jenkins capped a bounce back week for him. Jenkins had a difficult game against Tampa Bay, but excelled against Washington. In addition to his two interceptions, it was a Jenkins deflection that led to a Ryan Connelly interception.
Jenkins did not express any feelings of vindication after the game against Washington.
“I just played football, like I told you last week,” he said after the victory vs. Washington. “(There’s) no pressure; you have games like that. I came out this week and worked in practice, critiqued what I did wrong last week, and I came out and played football. … It’s football. You’re going to have a good week, you’re going to have a bad week, it’s just all about how you bounce back.”