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Von Miller named AFC Defensive Player of the Month

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --After putting together a blistering four games with a seven sacks and 15 QB hits, Von Miller has been recognized as the AFC's Defensive Player of the Month.

Miller picked up two sacks in three consecutive games to start the month, doing so against the Cardinals, Jets and 49ers. He added another sack last Thursday night against the Chargers, bringing his streak of games with a sack to six, the longest active streak in the league and tied for the longest of Miller's career. His season sack total is now nine, which ranks second in the NFL.

The Broncos' defense as a whole limited its opponents to league-low 258.8 yards per game during October, going 4-0 in that span.

This marks the second time Miller has won the award (November, 2012) in his career, joining Champ Bailey as the only two-time Conference Defensive Players of the Month for the Broncos since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1986.

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