Cam Jordan picked up his second weekly honor on Wednesday morning.
The New Orleans Saints defensive end was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. The 6-foot-4, 287-pound Jordan anchored the team’s standout defensive effort in an 18-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
In the victory, Jordan recorded eight tackles (six solo), three tackles for loss, three quarterback hits and three and half sacks, which was the second-highest single-game total of his career.
With the win, New Orleans improved its record to 8-8 and remain in playoff contention entering the final week of the regular season. New Orleans plays at Atlanta on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m.
Jordan now has 11.5 sacks on the season, which ranks 10th in the NFL and his career total currently stands at 106, tied for the 27th-highest total all-time.
In the past three games, Jordan has recorded 7.5 sacks, the highest total in the league since December 19. With two sacks in Week 15 and Week 16, Jordan is the first player in the NFL to have three straight multi-sack games since he accomplished the feat from November 22-December 9, 2018.
The performance was the 25th multi-sack game of Jordan’s 11-year career, two behind Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Rickey Jackson (27) in the franchise’s record books. Jordan is tied for third in Saints history with defensive tackle La’Roi Glover with five games of at least three sacks.
It is also the fourth NFC Defensive Player of the Week selection in Jordan’s career and the second in three weeks for the seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time Associated Press All-Pro selection.