The Denver Broncos’ defense played a huge role in their victory against the Washington Redskins. A team just doesn’t win 45-21 while committing four turnovers of its own.
That’s why it’s no surprise that cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
DRC added five tackles and three passes defensed to his interception returned 75 yards for a touchdown. That score was the sixth longest pick-six in franchise history.
“I hadn’t had one in my hands in a long time so it was all the emotion and the feelings going with it,” Rodgers Cromartie said after the game.
The sixth-year player has 94 passes defensed in his NFL career, and owns the the third-most interceptions returned for touchdowns (5) since 2008.
This is the second time DRC has received such an honor. He was named NFC Player of the Week in 2009 with his 49-yard game winning pick-six against Houston.
This is the 26th time that a Denver Bronco has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week since 1984.