Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for week 16.


Kuechly had 24 tackles and an interception in the Panthers 17-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints.  Carolina improved to 11-4 and clinched a playoff berth. The Panthers can win the NFC South with a win in Week 17.


Since tackles were tracked in 1994, Kuechly’s 24 are tied for the most in an NFL game.


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