Cameron Jordan wins another NFC Defensive Player of the Week award

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Three cheers for Cameron Jordan: the New Orleans Saints defensive end has won recognition as Week 17’s NFC Defensive Player of the Week after racking up 3.5 sacks against the Carolina Panthers. It’s the second time he’s won this award in the last three weeks, stringing together 7.5 sacks across his last three games.

It’s also a best-case scenario for the big defensive end, who started the year slowly and was beginning to look a little long in the tooth. But Jordan’s big second-half surge has done a lot to build confidence in the odds he’ll finish his NFL career in New Orleans. The Saints need to figure out something with his 2022 salary cap hit (which ranks fourth-highest on the team at $22.6 million), but let’s hope that’s a problem for another day.

For now, Jordan has a big opportunity to help his team keep playing with another big game in Week 18. He’ll face off with the Atlanta Falcons and Matt Ryan, his favorite quarterback to sack in the NFL — Jordan has sacked Ryan more often than any other player has sacked a quarterback in league history (22 times). The Saints still need some help to secure a postseason berth, but more impact plays from Jordan would really help them go the distance.

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