Taylor wins AFC award

For the fifth time in his career, Jason Taylor has won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award. Taylor got the nod for his performance in Sunday's 33-21 victory at Oakland when he recorded three sacks, including one for a safety, recovered a fumble and forced a fumble.

Taylor also won the award twice in 2002 and once each in 2003 and 2004. The last time he had won the award was for his play in the 24-17 victory over San Francisco last November.

On top of that, Taylor also has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Month twice, in October and November of 2002.

Taylor became the second Dolphins player to be named AFC Defensive Player of the Week this season. Safety Lance Schulters also got the nod for his performance in the Sept. 25 game against Carolina after his late interception set up the game-winning touchdown.

Punter Donnie Jones also had a big game against Oakland on Sunday, averaging 51.3 yards with a net of 47 yards, and he was among the nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. The award went to Jacksonville kick returner Derrick Wimbush.


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