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Von Miller named AFC defensive player of the week

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 celebrates sacking quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter of the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Getty Images

When the Broncos beat the Panthers in the Super Bowl, linebacker Von Miller was named MVP after he ransacked the Carolina offense with 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Miller didn’t have quite the same impact in Denver’s Week One victory over the Panthers, although he did have a sack. Miller’s play in Week Two looked a lot like the Super Bowl outing, however.

Miller had three sacks and a forced fumble against the Colts in the 34-20 win and all but iced the victory in the fourth quarter. With the Colts down six and driving in hopes of taking the lead, Miller blew past right tackle Joe Reitz to sack Andrew Luck and knock the ball out of his hands. Shane Ray scooped up the fumble and returned it for a touchdown that put the Broncos in more comfortable command of the contest.

Miller was named the AFC defensive player of the week for his efforts. It’s the first time Miller has taken those honors since 2012, although the Broncos have had four defensive winners since the start of the 2015 season.

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18 Responses to “Von Miller named AFC defensive player of the week”
  1. orange and blue own the nfl says: Sep 21, 2016 10:04 AM

    The Man

  2. maiphatdong says: Sep 21, 2016 10:22 AM

    BEAST

  3. Bizzareslantpass says: Sep 21, 2016 10:34 AM

    The Man Beast

  4. laxcoach37 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:37 AM

    Clearly the best player in Football. Period! With a close second of JJ Watt (not in first because of inconsistent injury) and then Luke Kuechly.

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 21, 2016 10:37 AM

    PEDS

  6. jonbeck316 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:51 AM

    the barry bonds of football. will the broncos ever win a super bowl without cheating? the answer is no

  7. sc5000 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:03 AM

    Lol at you two jealous butt hurt clowns. Von is a freak show the best pass rusher of this era and is only 27 years old. Better get over it because he isn’t going away anytime soon.

  8. jonbeck316 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:03 AM

    Miller, collector tried to cheat test
    Sep 22, 2013

    Adam Schefter
    Chris Mortensen

    Suspended Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller unsuccessfully attempted to corrupt the NFL’s drug-testing program with the help of a urine collector before each was caught in a matter that will affect how the NFL’s collection testing procedures are done, league sources said.

    This helps explain why Miller’s four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy suddenly and mysteriously was increased to six games and easily could have been up to a year, the sources said.

    Miller’s initial diluted sample counted as a positive test and led to notification of his four-week suspension under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. While Miller’s reps and the NFLPA were prepared to fight the suspension vigorously in the appeals process, sources said the NFL, NFLPA and Miller’s representatives became aware that the Broncos linebacker and the collector involved worked together in an attempt to help Miller avoid a failed test.

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 21, 2016 11:11 AM

    laxcoach37 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 10:37 AM
    Clearly the best player in Football. Period! With a close second of JJ Watt (not in first because of inconsistent injury) and then Luke Kuechly.
    _______________________

    JJ Watt not in first because of inconsistent injury????

    The guy has never missed a game,not for injury, not for suspension, has played through ridiculous injuries (look up a fully torn abdominal muscle) and won 3 DPOYs, led the league in sacks twice, blows the league out of the water in QB hits. Easily the most disruptive player on defense in the league.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Aggie and a huge fan of Von Miller. And I think Von is probably 1B to JJ’s 1A. But to say JJ is inconsistent because of injury is insane.

  10. yourunclerico says: Sep 21, 2016 11:19 AM

    thats a damn shame. the wwnfl doubles down on their scripted bs and award von PED miller another tarnished award.

  11. bostonisthebestandyouallsukk says: Sep 21, 2016 11:30 AM

    Miller flat out cheats. At least the Pats were framed.

  12. vonmillertime says: Sep 21, 2016 11:33 AM

    jonbeck316 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 11:03 AM
    Miller, collector tried to cheat test
    Sep 22, 2013

    —————————————————–
    It was for pot, not performance enhancing drugs. I’m sure whatever horrible team you cheer for has plenty of pot smokers on it.

  13. gtrav says: Sep 21, 2016 11:34 AM

    I loathe the broncos with every blood cell in my body but this dude is a one-man wrecking crew. You have to respect greatness when you see it.

  14. jonbeck316 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:38 AM

    jonbeck316 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 11:03 AM
    Miller, collector tried to cheat test
    Sep 22, 2013

    —————————————————–
    It was for pot, not performance enhancing drugs. I’m sure whatever horrible team you cheer for has plenty of pot smokers on it.

    ————–
    is that why his head looks swollen like other hgh users barry bonds and peyton manning?

  15. footballboozer says: Sep 21, 2016 11:46 AM

    PED player of the week!! Good job Donkee man.

  16. tylawsprick says: Sep 21, 2016 11:54 AM

    8to80texansblog says:
    Sep 21, 2016 11:11 AM
    laxcoach37 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 10:37 AM
    Clearly the best player in Football. Period! With a close second of JJ Watt (not in first because of inconsistent injury) and then Luke Kuechly.
    _______________________

    JJ Watt not in first because of inconsistent injury????

    The guy has never missed a game,not for injury, not for suspension, has played through ridiculous injuries (look up a fully torn abdominal muscle) and won 3 DPOYs, led the league in sacks twice, blows the league out of the water in QB hits. Easily the most disruptive player on defense in the league.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Aggie and a huge fan of Von Miller. And I think Von is probably 1B to JJ’s 1A. But to say JJ is inconsistent because of injury is insane.

    Which one has a ring and has a ring mainly because of his SB MVP performance? Um, yeah, that breaks ANY tie. BLAM!

  17. vonmillertime says: Sep 21, 2016 1:04 PM

    jonbeck316 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 11:38 AM
    jonbeck316 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 11:03 AM
    Miller, collector tried to cheat test
    Sep 22, 2013

    —————————————————–
    It was for pot, not performance enhancing drugs. I’m sure whatever horrible team you cheer for has plenty of pot smokers on it.

    ————–
    is that why his head looks swollen like other hgh users barry bonds and peyton manning?

    ——————————————————-

    Cool man. Lets just all make assumptions about players based on goofy theories about their physical features with absolutely no evidence. Big head? Guilty!

  18. deepwater805 says: Sep 21, 2016 6:38 PM

    Von Miller will be the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year

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