Robert Quinn named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Three sacks and a boat load of hits and hurries got Robert Quinn a Player of the Week award.

Robert Quinn was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding season debut against the Arizona Cardinals last week.

So what exactly did the St. Louis Rams defensive end do to earn this Week 1 honor? Oh, not much, just had three sacks, one tackle for a loss and two forced fumbles. Quinn was a one man wrecking crew, again, for the Rams defensive line.

The Rams might not have won the game without Quinn's second forced fumble in the fourth quarter. Chris Long recovered the ball, which set the offense up at the Cardnials 22-yard line. They couldn't punch it in for a touchdown, but the resulting field goal tied the game.

Here's a closer look at that sack and forced fumble. (GIF via TST's social media editor and GIF guru, @Daniel_Doelling):

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Quinn's three sack day matches a career-high he set last season ... against the Arizona Cardinals. When the Rams and the Cardinals played for a second time last season, Quinn was held without a sack. Perhaps the new coaching staff in Arizona didn't see the memo that said: BLOCK ROBERT QUINN.

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