Devonta Freeman wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the San Francisco 49ers.
Freeman posted his third career three touchdown game in Atlanta's 41-13 win over San Francisco. The running back out of Florida State is the only player in the NFL over the last two years who has had three games with three rushing touchdowns and now has seven multi-touchdown games for his career.
He also tacked on 139 rushing yards on 20 carries for a 7.0 yards per carry average, marking the sixth time in his career he's crossed the 100-yard barrier. On his first touchdown of the game, Freeman took it in from five yards out and became the ninth Falcon with two seasons of 10-or-more touchdowns. He now has 12 total touchdowns heading into week 16, which is tied for fifth in the league.
This is Freeman's first time winning the Player of the Week award. He previously won the Player of the Month award for the month of October in 2015. With this award, he has become the fourth player for the Falcons to win the award this year – Vic Beasley Jr. won in week 14; Julio Jones won in week four; Matt Ryan won in week nine.
Two other players have won the Player of the Month award this season – Deion Jones (Rookie – September) and Matt Bryant (Special Teams - October).