"I am pretty happy about it," said Barber. "I've been here before, and I'm going to take it as a professional. I'm a product of what this team allows me to do, and I understand that."
Barber's first interception came in the second quarter of last Sunday's contest, where he picked off Batch on Tampa Bay's 19 yard line. In the fourth quarter, Barber intercepted Batch's pass, which was intended for former Bucs WR Bert Emanuel at the Tampa Bay 10 yard line.
Barber, who entered this season with a total of six interceptions in his first four NFL seasons, is tied for second in the NFC this season with five.
This is the third time Barber has received a player of the week award. Barber was named Defensive Player of the Week in Week 2 in 2000 and Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 13 in 1998.
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