Cameron Jordan recognized as NFC Defensive Player of the Week

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was recognized as NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 15 after his efforts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spearheading his defense’s historic shutout against Hall of Fame-bound quarterback Tom Brady. Jordan finished the day with two sacks, which put his career total at 100.5 — making him only the second defender in franchise history to pass the century mark.

Jordan was also credited with four quarterback pressures in total, four defensive stops, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus defines stops as:

  • On a first down, if the offense gets 45% of the way to a first down or less

  • On a second down, if the offense gets 60% of the way to a first down or less

  • On a third or fourth down, if the offense doesn’t get a first down

So it’s pretty impressive to see him playing at such a high level after missing a game while in COVID-19 protocols. When Jordan is playing his best, everyone around him is able to level up, too. Let’s hope he can keep up the pace as the season draws to a close.

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