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Raiders Linebacker Bruce Irvin Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

Posted Dec 21, 2016

Bruce Irvin has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Following his dominant performance against the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Stat line: 6 tackles (5 solo), 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, 3 quarterback hits and 1 forced fumble in the Raiders’ 19-16 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

· His two sacks tied for the NFL lead this week.

· His final sack of Rivers came late in the fourth quarter when the Chargers were attempting to tie or win the game.

· Helped a defensive effort that limited the Chargers to just 263 total yards and 73 rushing yards.

· Pressured Philip Rivers on the game’s decisive play, forcing him to throw an interception that sealed the Raiders’ victory.