Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo earned NFC defensive player of the week honors following his strong performance in Washington’s 17-10 win over St. Louis on Sunday.
Orakpo recorded five tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble for the Redskins.
It marked the second-highest single-game sack total for Orakpo, whose career best is four and came against Oakland in 2009.
The third-year pro leads Washington with 3.5 sacks and boasts 23 for his career. The 3-1 Redskins as a team have tallied 15 sacks through four games.