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Giants’ Landon Collins earns NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors

Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants

Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants celebrates after making a tackle on a run play against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium on November 19, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Credit: Mike Stobe

Last Wednesday Landon Collins’ play was recognized in a bad way. Some of the snaps from the 49ers game that coach Ben McAdoo showed the team as examples of not finishing and lacking desire included him.

This Wednesday, he was recognized again. Only in a more positive fashion.

Collins was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the 14 tackles and an interception that he recorded in the overtime win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

“Landon had one of his best outings of the year,” Ben McAdoo said of Collins’ bounce-back performance.

It is Collins’ third Player of the Week honor of his career — he won won it twice last season.

“We played defense more like we did last year,” Collins said after the win. “With instinct. We didn’t really have to think about anything . . . All the guys we on the same page, we were consistent. We trusted in every call that the coaches made. We played fast and that was the best feeling.”

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