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Denzel Perryman Wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week!

After a great game, Denzel Perryman has won AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Denzel Perryman had a really nice game this past Sunday, coming in with two incredibly clutch plays. Despite having a lingering shoulder injury, he played through the pain and came up big for his team. He ended his day with seven tackles, one pass defensed, one tackle for a loss, and an interception which allowed the Chargers to come back to tie the game with a field goal by Josh Lambo and forced overtime. His interception was the first of his career, and hopefully, he’ll grab a few more on his way to what should be a fantastic career. His tackle for a loss was arguably even more pivotal, as he brought the pain on 4th and short against the Falcons, and prevented them from converting, setting up Philip Rivers and co. in great field position.

Denzel Perryman is joined by Jay Ajayi as the AFC Offensive player of the week, who ran for 214 yards and a TD in a win against the Bills. The AFC Special Teams player of the week was awarded to Marquette King, which is no surprise, considering he is easily one of the most dominant punters in recent memory, and averaged 50.6 yards per punt on 5 punts, landing four within the Jaguars 20 yard line. He also took a muffed snap and turned it into a 27 yard gain.