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New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins is the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 9 of the NFL's 2016 season.
Collins became the first defensive player to win an NFL Player of the Week Award for his play in consecutive games since Chicago Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman in 2012 and the first safety to do so since the Pittsburgh Steelers' Troy Polamalu in 2010.
The former Alabama All-American is the first Giants player to win an NFL Player of the Week Award for his play in consecutive games.
In the Giants' 28-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Collins made 12 tackles, recorded a sack and intercepted a pass.
Collins was New York's leading tackler for the fifth game in a row, and he's the only player in the NFL who leads his team in tackles, sacks and interceptions.
Before the Giants' open date on Oct. 30, Collins also won the NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor for Week 7 for his play in New York's 17-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in London on Oct. 23. He made eight tackles and intercepted two passes, including one that he returned 44 yards on a tackle-breaking, zig-zigging run for a touchdown.
The other Player of the Week Award winners for Week 9 were San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, AFC Offensive; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, NFC Offensive; Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack, AFC Defensive; Detroit Lions place-kicker Matt Prater, NFC Special Teams; and Indianapolis Colts kick returner Jordan Todman, AFC Special Teams.