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.