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Another honor for Pierre-Paul

The Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates sacking Washington's Rex

The Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates sacking Washington's Rex Grossman. (Dec. 18, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

It’s been quite a month for Jason Pierre-Paul.

Today he was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week, the second time in three weeks that he has won that honor. It came a day after he was named to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster. Oh, and the week between his two POW performances? He had 16 tackles against the Redskins.

It might be hard to find another defensive player who has had this kind of a month for the Giants. The last time a Giant won two POW awards in the season was 2007, when Osi Umenyiora did it in Weeks 4 and 7.

Pierre-Paul had two sacks against the Jets on Sunday, but had a third overturned by replay when he forced a fumble that was recovered by Justin Tuck and then ruled an incomplete pass after review. His first sack in the game came on the last offensive snap of the first half, pushing the Jets back and probably contributing to them missing a 44-yard field attempt at the end of the half.

Pierre-Paul has 15.5 sacks this season, the most by a Giant since Michael Strahan had 18.5 in 2003.

By the way, Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was honored as the POW in Weeks 12 and 14 of the 2010 season, the last time someone won the award twice in three weeks.

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