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Melvin Ingram Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month

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NFL: Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September. He has 5.5 sacks on the season which is good for second in the NFL and first in the AFC. Perhaps more impressive than that sack number is when and how he has amassed the total. Ingram’s sacks have consistently come on 3rd downs and in high leverage points of the game. He has personally kept the Chargers in games on multiple occasions this year.

Melvin Ingram is one of those rare players who appears on his way to having the finest season of his career after signing a big-money contract extension. He has come into this season flashing skills that we simply had not seen from him to this point. His hand usage is significantly improved and the one-time “Mr. Almost” is now finishing plays at an incredible rate.

Congratulations to Melvin Ingram on his award and on a simply amazing month of September.