Two interceptions help Antrel Rolle pick off defensive player of the week
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 17, 2012
Safety Antrel Rolle has been named the NFC defensive player of the week as a result of his play in San Francisco. New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle , who had two interceptions and six unassisted tackles in Sunday's victory over the 49ers in San Francisco, has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Rolle will try to keep things rolling against the Redskins this week. Rolle is the first Giants player to win NFC Defensive Player of the Week since defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul won it in Weeks 14 and 16 last year. Rolle, who had been slowed in recent weeks by a knee injury suffered when he ran into a camera against the Panthers in Week Three, added six tackles in a game that saw the Giants defense play the best that it has all season. Rolle intercepted 49ers quarterback Alex Smith on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter, helping set the Giants up for a pair of field goals that extended their lead and pushed the possibility of a 49ers comeback from unlikely to impossible. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was NFC Offensive Player of the Week after catching 10 passes for 199 yards in Week 2 against Tampa Bay, and kicker Lawrence Tynes was NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking five field goals in Carolina in Week 3.