Terrell Thomas had 11 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Eagles. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Three ACL tears? No problem.
For the second time in three weeks, a player who had torn his ACL three times has been named NFC defensive player of the week.
Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas won for his Week 8 performance, in which he was on the field for every defensive snap in a win over the Eagles and made 11 tackles. He also had a strip-sack with Philadelphia on the Giants' 2-yard line.
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis won the award after his 10-tackle, two-sack day in Carolina's win over the Vikings in Week 6.
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Before playing in the season opener this year, Thomas last played in a regular season game in Week 17 of the 2010 season.