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Antwan Barnes is the AFC defensive player of the week

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Games involving the Baltimore Ravens often produce the AFC defensive player of the week.  For Week 15, the award went to a former Raven, in a game played against the Ravens.

Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes, who spent the first three years of his career in Baltimore, chalked up four sacks against the Ravens on Sunday night, in San Diego’s 34-14 Sunday night win.

Barnes, who had no starts in five prior seasons, has started four times in 2011.  But he came off the bench against Baltimore to notch his career-high quartet of sacks.

For the year, Barnes has 11 sacks — fourth most in the AFC.

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10 Responses to “Antwan Barnes is the AFC defensive player of the week”
  1. sbxxix says: Dec 21, 2011 9:07 PM

    Good to see San Diego on the right track. Whether they make the playoffs or not its a win win in SD. They make playoffs, great lets bust out the beer bong and celebrate. If they don’t, great we fire Norv and AJ.

  2. bigshirk says: Dec 21, 2011 9:25 PM

    only if the dude would just get the full chance to start, could dominate.

  3. kevo126 says: Dec 21, 2011 9:39 PM

    Really? Most if not all his sacks were coverge sacks or flacco just holding onto the ball

  4. gerard33 says: Dec 21, 2011 9:49 PM

    should have been Big Tamba. yeah he had 3 not 4 but he’s the guy who beat green bay

  5. haleyistheman00 says: Dec 21, 2011 9:51 PM

    What!!! Chiefs defense should of gotten it….or hali, flowers, Carr, Lewis, and don’t forget derrick johnson.

  6. uvmcatamounts says: Dec 21, 2011 10:52 PM

    Barnes clearly deserves it for shutting down that high powered Flacco-led offense and beating the undefeated Ravens!

    Oh I’m sorry, that was Tamba Hali against Rodgers and the Pack.

  7. reedhof20 says: Dec 21, 2011 11:58 PM

    Complexes anyone???

  8. opshuns says: Dec 22, 2011 1:10 AM

    AFC defensive player of the year only in San Diego.

  9. elwaysbrain says: Dec 22, 2011 3:55 PM

    The Ravens got a 7th round pick from Philly for this guy. The Eagles didn’t get anything at all. Morons.

  10. ravensfan996 says: Dec 31, 2011 10:20 AM

    Never really quite understood why he and Harbaugh couldn’t see eye to eye. If they could have, I think he would have been the perfect pass crusher opposite Suggs. But I’m happy he’s finally getting his chance to be an impact player.

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