This is almost getting monotonous. Another week, another player-of-the-week honor for the Broncos.
This time it was Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard who was named AFC defensive player of the week after his dominating performance in a 34-14 win Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints.
Woodyard had 13 tackles (9 solo), one sack, one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. He became the first NFL player in five years (Kansas City linebacker Napoleon Harris) to record double-digit tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble in a single game.
Woodyard leads the Broncos this season with 58 tackles while also posting three sacks, two interceptions, three passes defensed and one forced fumble. He joins Cleveland linebacker DQwell Jackson as the only two NFL players this year with at least 50 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions.
Woodyard follows quarterback Peyton Manning, who received the AFC offensive honor in Week 7, and cornerback Tracy Porter, who was honored in Week 1, as Broncos who have won a weekly award this season.