Talib notched a season-high eight tackles, with seven solo. He became the first NFL cornerback and just the fourth player overall this season to reach those statistical marks in a single game.
What capped off his amazing performance was picking off Phillip Rivers in the fourth quarter, as the Chargers hoped to overcome a nine-point deficit.
Talib's interception was a clutch, veteran move. He read the slant, kept his eyes on the quarterback and then jumped the route. It was textbook.
For his efforts, Talib earned a +3.3 cumulative grade via ProFootballFocus. He was targeted seven times, relinquishing just four completions for 34 yards.
This marks the 27th time a Broncos player has earned the AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, since it was first implemented back in 1984. The last Broncos defender to nab the award was Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, for his week 8 performance in 2013.