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Linval Joseph named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Mike Zimmer doesn’t care for individual honors, but he’s already recognized Linval Joseph plenty before the NFL named him NFC Defensive Player of Week 9 on Wednesday.

Joseph’s career-high 10 tackles, including one for a loss and a split sack, helped the Vikings become the first defense to limit Todd Gurley to fewer than 100 rushing yards in a start when he finished Sunday’s game with 89 yards in the Vikings’ 21-18 overtime win. Joseph can bounce between both defensive tackle spots, which has been valuable for the Vikings while starter Sharrif Floyd nurses knee and ankle…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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