November 29, 2012 - Atlanta, Ga: The Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud (28) jumps on the back of safety William Moore after Moore's first of two interceptions in their 23-13 win over the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome Thursday night in Atlanta, Ga., November 29, 2012. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM
FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons safety William Moore was named the NFC defensive player of the week after his 13-tackle and two-interception performance in Atlanta’s 23-13 win over the New Orleans Saints last Thursday.
Moore posted one of the best games of his career.
The Falcons defense intercepted Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees five times and held him without a touchdown pass for the first time in 54 games to snap his NFL record streak.
Moore’s second interception of the game came on the Saints final drive sealing the win for Atlanta and putting the Falcons in position to clinch their second NFC South title under Head Coach Mike Smith.
According to coaches’ breakdown, Moore has tallied a team-high 105 tackles (74 solo) with eight passes defensed, four tackles for loss, four interceptions and one sack.
His four interceptions are the second most he’s had in a season and rank tied for fourth among all safeties this season.
He is the first Falcon to win NFC defensive player of the week honors since cornerback Brent Grimes in Week 15 of the 2010 season.
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