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Washington Player Wins NFC Player of the Week Honors

Isaiah De Los Santos
A Washington Football Team player has won NFC Player of the Week honors.
A Washington Football Team player has won NFC Player of the Week honors. / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

The Washington Football Team needed several big plays to complete their comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. One moment that started to turn the tide was the 101-yard kickoff return TD by DeAndre Carter to start the second half.

And now Carter has been recognized for his efforts.

DeAndre Carter Return

Washington's return man was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week after his kickoff score.

Carter averaged a whopping 50.67 yards per return against the Falcons, totaling 152 yards on 3 kickoff returns. His score was his first-ever career touchdown, and it came at the perfect time. Carter's return got Washington back in the game with a 19-17 lead, and the team needed every point it could get in an eventual 34-30 win.

Carter will look to have a similar performance in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints. Washington is a 2.5-point underdog in that matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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