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Arizona Cardinals’ John Abraham Named NFC Defensive Player of Week

December 12th, 2013 at 6:04 PM
By Steve Smith

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Veteran defensive end/linebacker John Abraham of the Arizona Cardinals has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 14 of the NFL season. Abraham had three sacks and a safety in Arizona's 30-10 triumph over the St. Louis Rams.

It was Abraham's fifth weekly honor, his most recent coming in 2011 with the Atlanta Falcons. He also won the award with Atlanta in 2006, and with the Jets in 2004 and 2001.

Abraham, 35 years old and in his NFL 14th season, has 11 sacks and four forced fumbles this season, giving him 133 and 48 for his career, respectively. The University of South Carolina product is the third Cardinal this season to earn the weekly honor.

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson also won the defensive award after Week Four and quarterback Carson Palmer the offensive honor after Week 12 this season.

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