(KSDK Sports) -- Today at Rams Park, the team announced that defensive end Robert Quinn recieved the honor of being named NFC defensive player of the week. Quinn was outstanding in the Rams opener against the Arizona Cardinals, sacking quarterback Carson Palmer three times and forcing two fumbles in the Rams' 27-24 win over Arizona.
His three sacks are tied for the most in the NFL and lead the NFC. His forced fumbles are tied for first in the NFL.
In the fourth Quarter, Quinn recorded a sack and foreced a fumble which was recovered by Chris Long at the Arizona 22 yard like. That led to game tying field goal.
Quinn is in his third year from North Carolina. This is Quinn's second career Player of the Week Award an first on defense. He was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 8 of 2011. He is the first player in franchise history to be named both Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week. He is the first Rams player to earn the award on the opening weekend.