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Vikings DB Newman wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week award

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman intercepts the football intended for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman intercepts the football intended for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

Minnesota cornerback Terence Newman racked up two interceptions during the Vikings' 30-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.

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For the second time this season the best defensive player in the NFC is a Viking.

Veteran cornerback Terence Newman was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday after snapping up two interceptions and defending five passes in the Vikings' 30-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.

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The honor is just the second weekly award of the 37-year-old defender's NFL tenure, despite a lengthy career that spans three teams and 13 seasons.

The Kansas State product currently sits at third on the all-time interceptions list after Newman became the first player aged 37 or older since hall of famer Deion Sanders to register two interceptions in a game.

Newman is the third Viking to pick up a weekly award this season, joining special teamer Marcus Sherels and defensive lineman Linval Joseph.