Thursday, December 21, 2006

Dawkins named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

-Courtesy of the NFL

Brian Dawkins was all over the field at Giants Stadium
on Sunday as the Eagles defeated New York 36-22 in a
key NFC East showdown. Dawkins, who was named to his
sixth Pro Bowl this week, posted a game-high 12 tackles,
forced two fumbles and had an interception as the Eagles
improved to 8-6 and moved one step closer to a playoff
berth. In the second quarter, Dawkins stopped a New York
drive by forcing a fumble at the Philadelphia 30-yard
line that was recovered by teammate Sean Consideine.
Later in the quarter, Dawkins intercepted a pass at
the Philadelphia 44-yard line. On the ensuing possession,
Eagles running back Brina Westbrook scored on a one-yard
run to put Philadelphia ahead 14-7. In the fourth
quarter, with the Eagles holding on to a 21-16 lead,
Dawkins forced another fumble that was recovered by
cornerback Lito Sheppard to thwart a New York drive.

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