Atlanta Falcons: William Moore named NFC defensive player of the week

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

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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19 comments Add your comment

Falcon James

December 5th, 2012
1:13 pm

Congrats Moore– You earned it!!!

Blue Fender

December 5th, 2012
1:24 pm

Season awards mean squat. The only thing I want him to earn is a Super Bowl trophy.

Section 322

December 5th, 2012
2:00 pm

Hey Blue Fender…Nice Attitude?!! Give the man his props. We all want a SB Einstein (he said with sarcasm) but maybe the season awards will keep morale high and motivate his teammates to achieve that honor as well. BTW weren’t you employee of the month at Burger King? …and we all congratulated you

Here's Another Award Trending

December 5th, 2012
2:10 pm

Matt Ryan has 2 tds and 6 picks in last 3 games and is only 3 picks from the NFL lead.

Nice try

December 5th, 2012
2:15 pm

Here’s Another Award Trending

December 5th, 2012
2:10 pm
Matt Ryan has 2 tds and 6 picks in last 3 games and is only 3 picks from the NFL lead.

Here’s another trend…..an idiot posting

Silly Aint's

December 5th, 2012
2:20 pm

Here’s Another Award Trending

December 5th, 2012
2:10 pm
Matt Ryan has 2 tds and 6 picks in last 3 games and is only 3 picks from the NFL lead.
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And sitting at the top…….as the reigning 2012 NFC South division Champions…….boy that has a nice ring to it. Sorry aint’s………you’re just a lousy team

Larry

December 5th, 2012
2:22 pm

^^^^^^^^^ eggxactly !!!! ^^^^^^^^ LOLOLOLOLOL

Here's Another Award Trending

December 5th, 2012
2:26 pm

Guys don’t shoot the messenger. Please correct what error I made in those stats. He is appears to be in 1st round mode.

Can't Hide

December 5th, 2012
2:43 pm

lowdownjj = JSS = Zero strikes again……sigh

gregpatrick

December 5th, 2012
2:51 pm

Not only did he have 13 tackles, at least 7 of them were delivered with bad intentions, knocking out mouthpieces, knocking off helmets, etc. I enjoyed watching him play more than anyone else on the field. Moore is now my favorite Falcon!

TheAintsDefenseSuk

December 5th, 2012
2:52 pm

Ha! The aints trolls are back!!! Welcome back from hiding…..losers!!!

Aints 5-7 soon to be 5-8

gregpatrick

December 5th, 2012
2:52 pm

Hey, D-Led, how about a featured interview with Moore so we can learn more about him?

It's just player of the week not year.....

December 5th, 2012
3:08 pm

It was player of the week for God’s sake. Every squirrel gets a nut now and then.

Falcon James

December 5th, 2012
3:30 pm

All Saint fans are losers living in they mommy basement.

bullrusher1

December 5th, 2012
3:35 pm

@It’s just player of the week not year…..

The squirrel has been feasting pretty well this season. Who’s your team anyway? Unless they’re the Texans, I can say that the Falcons have done better than them this season.

Esquire

December 5th, 2012
3:36 pm

Congrats Willie Mo………………..closest player to Scott Case ever…….!!

[...] is coming off perhaps his best game as a pro and was named the NFC’s defensive player of the week. Also, Moore is in the last year of his [...]

d

December 5th, 2012
3:47 pm

yep, safeties are playing great this year. spoon is doing really well in coverage, too, and prolly making our safeties better. moore is a big hitter like Case. If memory serves, we passed on boomer esaison to pick him. go falcons and rest asante this week!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

December 5th, 2012
9:47 pm

gregpatrick — We’ve done several features on Willie Mo. Google: William Moore, AJC. Here’s the most recent: http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/2012/12/05/atlanta-falcons-safety-william-moore-not-worried-about-a-new-contract/