Quarterback Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, defensive end Brian Burns of the Carolina Panthers and running back Kene Nwangwu of the Minnesota Vikings are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 12 (November 24, 27-28).
Burns recorded two sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense in Carolina’s 23-10 win over Denver. He was the only player in the league with multiple sacks and a forced fumble in Week 12. This is Burns’ second Defensive Player of the Week award (Week 11, 2020) and he becomes the fifth Panther to earn the honor multiple times. Burns becomes the first-ever former Florida State defensive lineman to win the award twice.