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Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Tyrann Mathieu #32 of the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 22, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, for his week three performance against the Arizona Cardinals.

In a 31-7 win for the Saints, Graham caught nine passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns.

The 26-year old Graham, a third-round pick by the Saints in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Miami (Florida), is off to a great start in the 2013 NFL season. Through the first three games, he has 23 receptions for 358 yards, with four touchdowns.

In his still brief four-year career, Graham's best season came in 2011, when he caught 99 balls for 1,310 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Graham, and the Saints, who are 3-0 on the season, host the undefeated Miami Dolphins on Monday night.