Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara. (Courtesy: NFL/CBS)

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METAIRIE, La. - Alvin Kamara has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week after his performance in the New Orleans Saints' 13-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.

Kamara had 128 receiving yards, including a touchdown reception, to go with his 51 rushing yards to help the Saints improve to 4-2. The 128 receiving yards is most by a running back in a game this season. It's the second time Kamara has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week in his career. He also won the honor last season after scoring six touchdowns on Christmas Day against the Minnesota Vikings.

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones, a Jesuit High graduate, was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week after recording 15 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and a sack against the Miami Dolphins. Saints linebacker Demario Davis made a strong case for that honor with his 10 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and 2 sack performance against the Seahawks.

Jones was one of two players who played high school football in New Orleans to win Player of the Week honors. Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver Ja'Marr Chase, who played at Archbishop Rummel, was named AFC Player of the Week. Chase, who like Jones attended LSU, recorded eight catches for 201 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati’s victory over Baltimore.

Kamara winning NFC Offensive Player of the Week kept a Saints' streak going. The Saints have had a player to win NFC Offensive Player of the Week every season since 2011.

This article originally ran on ktbs.com.

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