Anybody who saw Monday night's rout of the Indianapolis Colts could have predicted the bit of news that was announced on Wednesday.<P>Safety Brock Marion, to no one's surprise, was selected as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after coming up with two interceptions and a fumble recovery against the Colts.

Marion, who also finished with 10 tackles, set up Dolphins touchdowns with both of his interceptions, which he returned 37 and 41 yards.

His fumble recovery might have been his best play, though, as he stripped tight end Ken Dilger of the ball near midfield and snatched the loose ball in the air.

This is the first time in Marion's nine-year NFL career that he has won a Player of the Week award.

It's the fifth time this season a Dolphins player has been recognized by the league. Punter Matt Turk has twice been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. New England and Denver), linebacker Zach Thomas was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the opener at Tennessee, and wide receiver Chris Chambers was selected as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November.

As far as this week's awards, Shawn Wooden was among the nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after coming up with three tackles in kick coverage against the Colts.

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