Denver CB Bradley Roby Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

For his efforts in Week 8, Bradley Roby has earned the first weekly Conference recognition of his career.

Bradley Roby saw an increased role in the Denver Broncos 27-19 Week 8 victory over the San Diego Chargers, due to Aqib Talib being sidelined with a lower back issue. In his first start of the season, Roby turned in a spectacular performance. He tallied seven tackles, two passes defensed and an interception returned for a touchdown. He has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts. 

The award represents the first Conference recognition of Roby's young career. And it marks the second time this season that a Broncos defender has earned the same honor (Von Miller, Week 2). 

Roby's 47-yard pick-6 gave the Broncos a 10-7 lead over the Chargers, which they would not relinquish throughout the rest of the game. Heading into Week 8, Roby's season had been relatively quiet. 

But he exploded against San Diego, reminding everyone that he is a key part of Denver's cornerback triumvirate that is easily the best in the NFL. Roby’s Conference recognition marks the 32nd time a Broncos defensive player has earned Conference weekly honors since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1984.

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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