Denver Broncos | News

Talib named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

The NFL has named Aqib Talib the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the San Diego Chargers in a road win to clinch the AFC West division.

Talib's interception late in the game effectively shut the door on the Chargers and Philip Rivers' comeback endeavor down nine points with about five minutes remaining in the game. Talib also led the Broncos in total tackles with eight, including seven solo tackles, and he compiled three passes defensed, his most in a single game since Week 1.

Talib has been a significant part of the Broncos defense with three interceptions, one forced fumble, a tackle for loss and 55 total tackles on the year.

This marks the second time Talib has been awarded Player of the Week in his career. Previously he was NFC Player of the Week in November of 2010 after a two-interception performance against the Arizona Cardinals.

See the best moments captured from Sunday's AFC West-sealing victory in sunny San Diego.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.