Arizona Cardinals: Tyrann Mathieu Earns NFC Honors


Another Arizona Cardinals player earns NFC Player of the Week Honors

A week after Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson were named Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week in the NFC comes the honor for safety Tyrann Mathieu who picks up the Defensive Player of the Week honor with two interceptions of the 49ers Colin Kaepernick, one returned for a touchdown in the first quarter on Sunday.

Mathieu, who also had five combined tackles in the game, is the first Cardinals player to take home the Defensive honor since Patrick Peterson, a fellow LSU alum, took it in Week 10 last season. This is the first honor for the once-troubled-but-now-found player who has a pep in his step again after missing part of last season and never getting it “quite right” after a serious knee injury to derail is rookie campaign.

The defense put on a clinic last week on how to trap and exploit the 49ers woeful offense, honoring former safety Adrian Wilson at halftime, this game was all about the “D”.

Well done kid, well done.