Von Miller Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

Von Miller earned himself another accolade for his performance in Week 2.

Von Miller has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his role in the Denver Broncos 34-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts

http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1708953-broncos-vs-colts-3-takeaw... Miller tied a career high with three sacks, also throwing in seven tackles (five solo), a pass defensed and a forced fumble. It's the third time in his career he's won a weekly Conference award, which ties Karl Mecklenburg for the most AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in team history since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1984.

Leading up to the Indy game, Miller talked about his belief that he can impact a game in the same way that a quarterback can. We saw that belief come to life in Week 2, when he strip-sacked quarterback Andrew Luck late in the fourth quarter, which led to Shane Ray's scoop-and-score. 

If Miller keeps up this level of performance, he has a real shot at finally winning Defensive Player of the Year—the last honor available to him as a player that he's yet to be awarded. 


Miller's three sacks in Week 2 moved him up Denver's all-time sacks list, tying him with Trevor Pryce for sixth place (64). Currently, Miller leads the NFL with four sacks through two games. 

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