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Richard Sherman wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has won the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award after picking off Colin Kaepernick twice in Seatte's Thanksgiving Day win over the Niners. He added two passes defensed and nearly intercepted a third Kaepernick pass.

This is Sherman's fourth Defensive Player of the Week award in his four year career, and he's now the only player to win a DPOW award in each of the last three seasons. That's pretty amazing, considering some of the defensive talent out there. As you've probably seen this week, Sherman's career interception total has moved to 23, which is the most over a player's first four seasons since Seahawk great Kenny Easley grabbed 24 from 1981 to 1984. The most interceptions ever through a player's first four seasons is 25 by both Lester Hayes (1977-80) & Everson Walls (1981-84).

To honor Sherman's NFC Defensive Player of the Week award, here are some Gifs and Vines from the game.

Interception 1:

Interception 2:

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Sherman telling the San Francisco crowd how much he loves them:

And, Sherman telling them to be quiet as they make their way out of the stadium.

(Post-script: I'm back! Huge thanks to Kenny and the rest of the team for running this thing while I was with the family over a long Thanksgiving weekend)

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