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Seahawks DB Wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Jason Schandl
Tariq Woolen won NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 6.
Tariq Woolen won NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 6. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Seattle Seahawks have exceeded expectations so far in 2022, and their 3-3 record has them tied for the top spot in the NFC West.

A 19-9 win over the Arizona Cardinals made Week 6 a great one for Seahawks fans, and now things are getting even better. Defensive back Tariq Woolen has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his contributions to the divisional win.

It was only a matter of time before Woolen's stellar start to the season was recognized. He's now recorded an interception and at least 4 tackles in four straight games.

Woolen recovered a fumble against the Cardinals in the third quarter before adding a game-sealing interception with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. His 5 tackles tied a season-high for him.

The 23-year-old rookie has made an immediate impact on Seattle's defense, tying for the NFL lead in interceptions with 4. He's also added a pair of fumble recoveries while racking up 22 tackles.

FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 7 NFL odds don't expect a repeat performance from the Seahawks this weekend, though, as they're 6.5-point road underdogs against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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