Marshon Lattimore

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) has a pass broken up by New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams) 

METAIRIE, La. - After piecing together a lockdown game against the Washington Football Team, the NFL named New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore its defensive player of the week.

Lattimore tallied six pass breakups against Washington, besting his previous career-high mark by two, while he was shadowing his former college teammate Terry McLaurin.

Only one other NFL player since 1992 has had more than six pass breakups in a single game, and no other player had accomplished the feat since 2017.

This is the first weekly accolade for Lattimore, despite earning three Pro Bowl nods and the NFL defensive rookie of the year award in 2017.

Punter Blake Gillikin did not win the NFC special teams player of the week award this week, despite his dominant showing last week. That award went to Philadelphia Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards, who blocked a punt and had five tackles last week.

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