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Geno Atkins wins AFC defensive player of the week honors

Ben Roethlisberger, Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap AP

The Bengals are headed back to the playoffs thanks in large part to their defensive line, and another member of that line picked up an award Thursday.

Defensive tackle Geno Atkins was named AFC defensive player of the week, after last week’s postseason-clinching win at Pittsburgh.

Atkins had six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in the Bengals’ 13-10 win, which earned them back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 1981-82.

Atkins is fifth in the league with 12.5 sacks, the most among defensive tackles. He joins line-mates Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap as winners of player of the week honors this season.

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11 Responses to “Geno Atkins wins AFC defensive player of the week honors”
  1. acerockefellar says: Dec 27, 2012 1:12 PM

    Best DT in the league.

  2. nbooat says: Dec 27, 2012 1:15 PM

    Well-deserved!!!
    Congrats on Pro-Bowl (starter)!!!!

  3. t8ertot says: Dec 27, 2012 1:20 PM

    DPOTY is more like it…move over JJ Watt

  4. bengalsucker says: Dec 27, 2012 1:21 PM

    Atkins is a stud. He should enjoy a long and successful career in the NFL. Just glad he’s a Bengal! Who Dey!

  5. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 27, 2012 1:28 PM

    is this his first time winning the award… great player

  6. bamabengal says: Dec 27, 2012 1:35 PM

    I am having visions of Tom Brady on the turf next week! Who Dey!

  7. twoconeys says: Dec 27, 2012 1:44 PM

    Complete Stud… all these guards better watch out in the playoffs

  8. sellout1983 says: Dec 27, 2012 1:50 PM

    Unstoppable.

  9. fraleyr says: Dec 27, 2012 2:16 PM

    Please don’t ever leave us geno!!! Who dey baby!!

  10. bengalskuta82 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:20 PM

    Warning! Run Tom Brady Run Run!! Its not only Atkins..the other 3 front are just as dangerous

  11. whodeydaytonchapter says: Dec 27, 2012 2:27 PM

    14th DT taken off the board in the 2010 draft. Amazing.

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