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Published on 11/21/2012 at Wed Nov 21 17:24.
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On Wednesday, the NFL announced that Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Against the Chargers on Sunday, Miller notched six tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in Denver’s 30-23 win over San Diego.  His three sacks and two forced fumbles both represented career highs.

Miller, a second-year stud out of Texas A&M, leads the NFL with 23 tackles for a loss in 2012, owns career 24.5 sacks, trailing only Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas for the most sacks through a player’s first 25 games (since 1982).

In our book, Miller is one of the top candidates to win Defensive Player of the Year.  Over the past two seasons, Miller has recorded 44 tackles behind the line of scrimmage—the highest total among all players during that time period.

Congrats to Von on his well-deserved award.  We have no doubt that Miller will take home many more awards before he hangs up his cleats someday down the road.

  • Big_Pete

    I think that Von Miller has stolen the spotlight from J.J. Watt. Miller (barring another injury like last year) will win the Defensive POY, hands down. He’s a 1 man wrecking crew. The better we do, the more light eyes will be glued to our games, and the more eyes that are watching will attract more recognition for Miller. Add it all up, and he’s DPOY.

  • Roy

    I agree with you Pete, but I think Von needs to either win the sack battle with Aldon Smith or stay close to lock it up. Also can’t overlook the CBs from Chicago. They are playing lights out this year and will garner some serious attention for DPOY.

  • Michael Gibbons

    Not to be a downer but aldon smith has more sacks in less time

  • Michael Gibbons

    In the same time sorry

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    No, sir, Smith had 24 sacks in his first 25 games — 29 in his first 26.

    Smith recorded the most through his first 26 games, but Miller recorded more than Smith through their respective first 25 games.

  • Layton Harman