Brian Orakpo named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Redskins Outside Linebacker Brian Orakpo has been named NFC defensive player of the week, according to various news sources.

In last week’s 17-10 win over the St. Louis Rams, Orakpo’s stat line included 2.5 sacks, five tackles (two for a loss), three quarterback hits and a forced fumble. Orakpo now has 3.5 sacks on the season, tied for 12th in the NFL.

The honor comes just a few days after fellow outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was named NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month for September. It seems as though the Redskins plans of having a pair of linebackers capable of pressuring the quarterback and potentially altering the outcome of a game, has come to fruition (at least early on).

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