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Saints cornerback P.J. Williams named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Williams, a 6-foot, 196-pounder in his fourth season with the Saints, was involved in two game-changing defensive plays in the Saints' 30-20 victory at the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday. In the first half, he combined with linebacker Alex Anzalone for a high-low hit on Vikings receiver Adam Thielen that caused a fumble which cornerback Marshon Lattimore returned 54 yards. The Saints scored on a 1-yard Alvin Kamara run two plays later in the second half.

In the second half Williams intercepted Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown that made it 27-13 Saints.

The award is the first of Williams' career.

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