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Huff Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted Oct 13, 2010

FS Michael Huff has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Raiders 35-27 win over San Diego.

Raiders FS Michael Huff has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Raiders 35-27 win over San Diego. His sack and forced fumble against Chargers QB Philip Rivers led to SS Tyvon Branch's decisive 64-yard return for a touchdown.

The fifth-year former first round pick out of the University of Texas chalked up 11 total tackles, nine solo, as the Raiders broke a 13-game losing streak to the Chargers.

With San Diego on the edge of field goal range, Huff came on a blitz, fought through a block, and hit Rivers' arm before the Chargers passer could get off the the throw and the ball popped free. CB Chris Johnson leveled a San Diego player who tried to scoop up the ball and Branch alertly picked it up and raced 64 yards for the score with 58 seconds left in the game.