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Vic Beasley named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

It’s been a magnificent second season for Atlanta’s first draft pick from a year ago.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It should come as no surprise.

Atlanta Falcons star pass rusher Vic Beasley was named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week after his standout performance against the Los Angeles Rams.

Beasley racked up three sacks on rookie quarterback Jared Goff and returned a fumble for a touchdown en route to a 42-14 Falcons drubbing.

His 13.5 sacks are tied with Von Miller for the league lead and, he leads the league with six forced fumbles.