Newton, Jenkins, Washington named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 11:48 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Panthers QB Cam Newton, Rams CB Janoris Jenkins and Seahawks KR Leon Washington were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week 12.

Newton completed 18-of-28 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns and rushed the ball 14 times for 52 yards and two scores in the Panthers’ 30-22 win over the Eagles.

Jenkins returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the Rams’ win over the Cardinals. He was the first rookie to accomplish that feat since 1960.

Washington returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, tying the NFL record with his eighth kickoff-return touchdown, in Seattle’s loss to the Dolphins.