Von Miller wins AFC defensive player of month honors

AP

Broncos linebacker Von Miller was dominant in November, and earned AFC defensive player of the month honors for it.

Miller helped the Broncos to an undefeated month with his 8.0 sacks and three forced fumbles.

He was consistent throughout the month, with at least one sack in every game, along with 10 tackles for loss in November.

He’s the second Bronco to win monthly honors, after quarterback Peyton Manning took them on the offensive side in October.

That kind of performance on both sides of the ball is why the Broncos are legitimate AFC contenders coming down the stretch.

5 responses to “Von Miller wins AFC defensive player of month honors

  1. Von is the truth, and I’m sick of hearing the Aldon Smith hype over the last month.

    No doubt Aldon is a great pass rusher, but he doesn’t belong in the DPOY convo with Miller and Watt. If you don’t agree with me, I present ProFootballFocus’s analysis for reference (they’re fantastic, a must-follow on twitter).

  2. Walker, I agree. Aldon Smith is a fantastic pass-rusher, but he’s not a complete defensive hell-raiser like Watt and Miller. Both Watt and Miller affect plays even when they don’t make it to the QB (or running plays, for example).

    Don’t get me wrong: Aldon Smith is probably the best pure pass-rusher in the game right now. But if you take a look at “big plays,” like sacks, passes defended, tackles for loss, etc…. it’s really not even close. Miller and Watt are in a league of their own.

    Congratulations, Von.

  3. No accusations of roid rage? Anyone care to take a stab at why the accusation is so willingly aimed at JJ Watt, but not mentioned in the case of Von Miller?

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