Michael Bennett was the driving force behind the Seattle Seahawks' best defensive performance of the season and was honored as the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week.
Bennett registered a career-high 3 1/2 sacks in Seattle's dominant 20-3 victory at the San Francisco 49ers. He was a constant presence in San Francisco's backfield and a major reason why the Seahawks limited the 49ers to a season-worst 142 total yards.
The veteran defensive end moved into a tie for the league lead with 6 1/2 sacks and is only 2 1/2 shy of his career high of nine, established with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012.
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It is the first career weekly honor for Bennett, who became the fourth Seattle defensive end to claim the award, joining Jacob Green, Chris Clemons and Michael McCrary.