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Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly Wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week

On Wednesday, Luke Kuechly was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

For the third time this year, the Carolina Panthers had a player on their defense win NFC Defensive Player of the Week with Luke Kuechly being given the award on Wednesday.

Against the Cowboys, Kuechly had seven tackles to go along with his first career two interception game. He also returned one of those interceptions for his first career touchdown.

This is now Kuechly's four time winning the award and he now holds the Panthers' record for most NFC Defensive Player of the Week with four, surpassing Julius Peppers who had won the award three times.

As mentioned above, Kuechly joins Josh Norman, who won the award in Week 4, and Kawann Short, who won the award in Week 6, as members of this defense to win the award. The Panthers defense has now won a quarter of the Defensive Player of the Week awards in 2015. Both Norman and Short went on to win NFC Defensive Player of the Months in September and October and Kuechly hopes to continue that trend for November.

The Panthers are now preparing to remain undefeated as they face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

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