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.