The NFL and the Washington Redskins announced Dec. 20 that defensive end Phillip Daniels has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Daniels tied the Redskins single game record for sacks with four against the Dallas Cowboys, helping the team earn a 35-7 victory and the first sweep of the Dallas Cowboys since 1995. He also had five tackles, two QB pressures and a fumble recovery. On the Redskins first play on defense, Daniels tipped a Drew Bledsoe pass that was intercepted by Cornelius Griffin.
The last time a Redskins defensive player earned the award was in 2003 by CB Champ Bailey.
The Redskins have had an NFC Player of the Week awarded in all three phases of the game this season. Wide receiver Santana Moss was the offensive recipient after the Week 2 Monday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys, while kick returner Antonio Brown won the special teams award after he scored the game-winning touchdown on a 91-yard kickoff return against Arizona in Week 14.