Saints defensive end Cam Jordan was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Month for November on Friday morning.
New Orleans was perfect on the month, going 5-0 and 2-0 without Drew Brees as their starter. Jordan had 12 tackles and five sacks over that stretch, which included a three-piece on Matt Ryan in Week 11 on Nov. 22. Jordan is currently Pro Football Focus' No. 9 overall edge defender with a 82.7 overall grade.
At 93.5 sacks for his career, Jordan sits 21.5 behind all-time great Rickey Jackson (115.0). Jackson's career with the Saints spanned from 1981-1993, and Jordan had been making his mark as a sack artist since 2011 after the team drafted him with the 24th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Jordan signed a 3-year, $52.5 million contract extension in June 2019 that will keep him with the Saints through 2023. His deal has a max value of $55.5 million, while paying him $42 million in guarantees.
New Orleans is on the road to play Atlanta in Week 13, where Jordan looks to extend his sack success against Matt Ryan, a quarterback he's taken down 21 times in 19 games. That's the most sacks against a single quarterback since 1982.