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.