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New York Giants safety Landon Collins wins back-to-back NFC Defensive POTW awards

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The former Alabama standout is becoming a leader in the National Football League.

New York Giants safety Landon Collins is having a strong season, and one that has placed him in a unique category. After totaling 12 tackles, a sack and an interception on Sunday in the Giants’ win over Philadelphia, Collins earned his second straight NFC Defensive Player of the Week award via Pro Football Talk.

He was previously recognized last week in the team’s 17-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Collins registered eight tackles, two pass breakups, two interceptions and a touchdown. He becomes the first player since Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers, 2010) to win the award in consecutive games. The second-year defensive back currently leads New York in tackles (69), sacks (three) and interceptions with three.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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