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Updated Oct 2, 2013 - 8:02 am

Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) intercepts a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Peterson had two interceptions in the final four minutes of the Cardinals' 13-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium Sunday. The first set up the game-tying touchdown while the second iced the game with :56 to play.

It was Peterson's first career multi-interception game.

The weekly defensive honor is the first for Peterson, who has won the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award twice in his career -- both coming back in his rookie season in 2011.

The interceptions were the first for Peterson in 2013. The two-time Pro Bowler now has 11 in his career.

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