Landry: NFC Defensive Player of the Week

LaRon Landry continued his remarkable season in Sunday's 16-13 overtime win over the Green Bay Packers with 13 tackles (10 solo), a forced fumble and a huge interception. The league named Landry the NFC Defensive Player of the Week earlier today.

You'd have to call Landry the most improved player in the NFC East after five games. New defensive coordinator Jim Haslett placed him closer to the line of scrimmage, and that has paid off in a big way. The former LSU standout is emerging as one of the top safeties in the division.

In fact, you have to call him the best safety in the Beast at this point in the season. The Giants' Antrel Rolle may have something to say about that as the season unfolds, but right now Landry's playing at an elite level.