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Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins named NFC Defensive Player of The Week

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06: Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles exits the field after the game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06: Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles exits the field after the game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

After an interception turned into a 99-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots, Malcolm Jenkins was destined for some accolades.

The NFL announced that Jenkins was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career.

Prior to Jenkins' touchdown return, he had a tackle for loss on Patriots' running back James White. Two plays later, he picked off Tom Brady for the go-ahead touchdown.

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.@MalcolmJenkins earns NFC Defensive POTW after becoming first #Eagles safety with a pick-six in back-to-back years! pic.twitter.com/y9F8ynJi5G

— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 9, 2015

Jenkins also added five more tackles on the game.

Tom Brady throws a pick in the Red Zone and Malcolm Jenkins takes it 100 yards alllll the way to HOUSE! #PHIvsNE https://t.co/lWmddPwuNX

— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 2015

On the year, Jenkins leads the Eagles with 76 tackles total tackles. This is also Jenkins' second year in a row with a pick-six.