Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wins AFC defensive honors

AP

When a quarterback’s playing as well as Peyton Manning has this year, other contributors can get overlooked.

But Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie got some deserved recognition, winning AFC defensive player of the week honors.

Rodgers-Cromartie broke up three passes, and returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown in last week’s comeback win over the Redskins.

His 94 passes defensed since entering the league in 2008 are the most during that span, showing a nose for the ball.

His five touchdowns on interception returns also show he knows what to do with it.