Seattle Seahawks star linebacker Bobby Wagner was unsurprisingly named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his outstanding Week 13 performance against the San Francisco 49ers.
Wagner stuffed the stat sheet on Sunday, racking up 12 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and a 98-yard interception returned for a touchdown – the longest in franchise history.
Wagner earned a single-game grade of 96.6 from Pro Football Focus, one of the highest marks of the entire season.
“You can’t talk about this game unless you talk about Bobby Wagner,” coach Pete Carroll commented after the game. “He just had a phenomenal game. There’s not many more things the guy could do. Just did another marvelous job of taking care of all the leadership stuff that he does.”
It was Wagner’s first defensive player of the week award this season, and Seattle’s second overall after defensive end Frank Clark won it in Week 6.
Wagner will look to carry that momentum into a crucial game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at CenturyLink Field.