Anthony Harris Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Eagan, Minn. (September 11, 2019) – Vikings S Anthony Harris has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Atlanta in Week 1. Harris had a career game versus the Falcons, intercepting a pair of Matt Ryan passes that led to two touchdowns by the Vikings. The Chesterfield, Virginia, native also recovered his third-career fumble in the second quarter that resulted in a scoring drive by Minnesota. Overall, Minnesota scored 21 points off Harris’ takeaways, sealing the Vikings’ 28-12 win on Kickoff Weekend. He tallied five tackles (three solo) and three passes defensed against the Falcons altogether. Harris’ four interceptions since Week 11 of the 2018 season are tied for most in the NFL while his two interceptions to start 2019 are tops in the league.

The NFC Player of the Week award is the first of Harris’ career, and the fifth by a Vikings defensive back under Head Coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings have now had an NFC Player of the Week in four consecutive season openers.

VIKINGS TO BE NAMED NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK UNDER ZIMMER

Defensive

Anthony Barr, LB

2014, Week 8, at Tampa Bay

Special Teams

Adam Thielen, WR

2014, Week 13, vs. Carolina

Special Teams

Marcus Sherels, PR

2015, Week 8, at Chicago

Defensive

Linval Joseph, DT

2015, Week 9, vs. St. Louis

Defensive

Terence Newman, CB

2015, Week 10, at Oakland

Special Teams

Blair Walsh, K

2015, Week 16, vs. NY Giants

Defensive

Everson Griffen, DE

2015,Week 17, at Green Bay

Defensive

Eric Kendricks, LB

2016, Week 1, at Tennessee

Offensive

Stefon Diggs, WR

2016, Week 2, vs. Green Bay

Defensive

Everson Griffen, DE

2016, Week 3, at Carolina

Defensive

Xavier Rhodes, CB

2016, Week 11, vs. Arizona

Offensive

Special Teams

Sam Bradford, QB

Kai Forbath, K

2017, Week 1, vs. New Orleans

2017, Week 7, vs. Baltimore

Defensive

Defensive

Harrison Smith, S

Harrison Smith, S

2017, Week 16, at Green Bay

2018, Week 1, vs. San Francisco

Defensive

Danielle Hunter, DE

2018, Week 9, vs. Detroit

Offensive

Dalvin Cook, RB

2018, Week 15, vs. Miami

Defensive

Anthony Harris, S

2019, Week 1, vs. Atlanta

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