Congrats Dean on your outstanding week!

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It was pretty cool getting the notification from the NFL app on my phone, then again seeing it on the Packers Facebook page. Green Bay Packers DE and Rockford-native Dean Lowry was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week!

It's no wonder why either. In last Sunday's overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lowry got a sack and returned a fumble 62 yards for a touchdown. It also marked his first Lambeau Leap. This was his second sack of the season and fourth over all in his two-year career with the Packers. Green Bay had drafted Lowry in the fourth round from Northwestern in 2016.

This is the first time in Lowry's career he's won a player of the week award. It's also a first for the Green Bay Packers defensive player this year.