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Donald Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week


After a record-setting performance against the Cardinals, defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. 

Donald has 3.0 sacks against the Cardinals last Sunday, giving him 19.5 sacks on the year. Donald set a new NFL record for sacks by an interior lineman in a single season when he tallied his second sack on Sunday. He then set the franchise record by touching down quarterback Josh Rosen in the fourth quarter. 

The Pitt product now has 19.5 sacks in the 2018 season. The all-time single-season record for sacks is 22.5, which was set by Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan back in 2001. 

Donald did, however, get 4.0 sacks back in Week 7 when the Rams defeated the 49ers on the road. 

Los Angeles has now received eight NFC Player of the Week awards in 2018. Kicker Greg Zuerlein (Week 1), safety Blake Countess (Week 3), quarterback Jared Goff (Week 4), running back Todd Gurley (Week 6), Donald (Week 7), outside linebacker Samson Ebukam (Week 11), and Gurley (Week 13) have also earned the distinction.

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