Safety Stevie Brown was a main reason the New York Giants were able to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 29-24 on Sunday, and his effort did not go unrewarded as the NFL named him NFC Defensive Player of the Week for week eight.
Brown accounted for three takeaways, including two interceptions and one fumble recovery. He also recorded eight tackles and defended two passes.
The journeyman safety now has 34 tackles, five interceptions, five passes defended and two fumble recoveries on the season. And four of those interceptions have come while replacing the injured Kenny Phillips, who hasn't played since spraining his MCL in week four against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brown also increased his interception return yards total to 168, which is the highest total since Dick Lynch tied the club record (Emlen Tunnell) at 251 yards in 1963.
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