Connor Barwin on award: ‘People are taking notice of our defense’

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ConnorBarwinPhiladelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin had a hell of a November. He was a sacking beast, leaving opposing quarterbacks little chance to remain on their feet. His feats were noticed around the NFL, with Barwin named as the NFC Defensive Player of the Month on Thursday.

It is the second time that Barwin has received the honor in his NFL career, the first with the Eagles.

In Barwin’s five games in November, he recorded 6.5 sacks, 24 tackles, and a forced fumble. The highlight of his performance for the month came in Philadelphia’s 45-21 win over the Carolina Panthers on November 10, where Barwin alone racked up 3.5 sacks on Cam Newton.

And how about this honor: Barwin is the first Eagle to be named NFC Defensive Player of the Month since Brian Dawkins won the award in December of 2008.

Barwin saw the accolades as a validation of the performance of all of his teammates on defense.

“It’s a representation of people taking notice about how well we’re all playing on defense…That Dallas game, it was the three guys on the interior who won every single matchup that game. That’s what’s good about (the award). People are starting to take notice of our defense as a whole.”

Looking forward to what you’ve got to show us in December, Connor Barwin and the entire Eagles defense. Congratulations!

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