Darius Butler wins AFC defensive player of the week


Colts cornerback Darius Butler is on his second team of the season, but just won his first award.

Butler was named AFC defensive player of the week after a standout performance in the Colts win over the Jaguars. He had two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, along with a fumble recovery and breaking up two passes.

Butler picked off both Jaguars quarterbacks, taking Blaine Gabbert’s pass to the house and getting Chad Henne later in the game to help the Colts win their fourth straight game.

It’s the first player of the week award for Butler, who was cut by the Panthers prior to the start of the regular season.