To little surprise, Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom has been named the AFC defensive player of the week for Week Two.
He generated five — five! — sacks in Sunday’s win over the Packers at Lambeau Field.
And so the 2008 free-agent acquisition from the Titans is delivering for the Bengals. His emergence, with seven total sacks, will force teams to game-plan to stop him, opening up one-on-one (or fewer) opportunities for the rest of the front seven.
The five sacks on Sunday were the most by any player since September 2007, when Osi Umenyiora of the Giants routinely passed through the Winston Justice turnstile.