Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons was the obvious choice for this week’s NFC defensive player of the week, which was announced by the league today.
Clemons finished with four sacks, all in the first half in Seattle’s 14-12 win over Green Bay.
The Seahawks had eight sacks in all in the first half, with rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane notching two each.
The four sacks in the first half tied a league record established by former Kansas City outside linebacker Derrick Thomas in 1992.
Clemons also tied a franchise record for sacks in a game held by Jacob Green, Michael Sinclair, Michael McCrary and Darryl Tapp.
Clemons won the award last year for his effort against the St. Louis Rams in Week 11. Clemons totaled three sacks that game.