New Orleans Saints

Harper picks up defensive player honors for Falcons game play

The New Orleans Saints announced today that safety Roman Harper is the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Saints, 26-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Harper picked up 16 tackles against the division-rival Falcons. He also was credited with two altered passes, one sack, one pass defensed and two tackles for losses.

It is the second time this season Harper has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. He also earned the honor for the Bears game.

Harper leads the Saints in tackles with 69 and sacks with 6.5. The two-time Pro Bowler’s 6.5 sacks leads all NFL defensive backs this season.

Read more in Wednesday's Sun Herald.