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December 17, 2014


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Denver’s 22-10 win against the San Diego Chargers, the NFL informed the Broncos on Wednesday.

The award represents the second conference recognition of his career and his first since 2010 as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 8).

Talib led the Broncos with a season-high eight tackles (7 solo) to go along with one interception (4 yds.) and three passes defensed against the Chargers. He became the first NFL cornerback and just the fourth player overall this season to reach those statistical marks in a single game.

His interception of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers late in the fourth quarter—his third of the season—helped seal the win to clinch the Broncos’ fourth consecutive AFC West title.

This marks the 27th time a Broncos player has taken home AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors since it was initiated by the NFL in 1984. The last Broncos defender to receive the honor was cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in Week 8 last season.

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