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Robert Mathis named AFC defensive player of month

Robert Mathis AP

There might have been guys with more raw stats that Robert Mathis in October, but it’s hard to imagine anyone more timely.

The Colts outside linebacker was named AFC defensive player of the month Thursday.

He had 4.0 sacks and two forced fumbles in three games.

Mathis registered a pair each in wins over the Seahawks and Colts, making history and changing games at the same time. Against the Seahawks, he topped the 100.0 sack mark for his career. Against the Bronocs, his sack-forced fumble on Peyton Manning led to a safety, and seemed to change the way Manning was throwing the ball the rest of the game.

Mathis has 11.5 sacks on the season, proving he’s made a smooth transition to the 3-4 defense coach Chuck Pagano brought in last year.

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4 Responses to “Robert Mathis named AFC defensive player of month”
  1. coltsfreek says: Oct 31, 2013 10:52 AM

    Hope the pace continues, Mathis has played very well this year.

  2. cajunaise says: Oct 31, 2013 10:58 AM

    “Mathis registered a pair each in wins over the Seahawks and Colts…”

    He’s good, but he’s not THAT good!

  3. cbrown386 says: Oct 31, 2013 11:52 AM

    Well deserved. Underrated for his entire career and now he’s stepping out of Freeney’s shadow. Huge part of Indy’s success.

  4. cmgww says: Oct 31, 2013 12:26 PM

    Good for him. He is a beast for the Colts and is finally being utilized properly (he isn’t a 4-3 DE like he was playing in Dungys system). Earlier this year a local Colte hack blogger called Robert out on Twitter for his slow start to the season. Who is laughing now, Brad Wells from Stampede Blue? Btw, Mathis isn’t someone I would want to piss off…

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