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.
Before playing in the season opener this year, Thomas last played in a regular season game in Week 17 of the 2010 season.
Outstanding accomplishment off 3rd ACL. RT @RLiuNFL: .@TerrellThomas24 5th @Giants CB to be named Defensive Player of Week & 1st since 2008 — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 30, 2013