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Bengals' Robert Geathers wins GMC NFL Defensive Player of the Week

Because of us, the fans, Robert Geathers won the GMC NFL Defensive Player of the Week award.

Defensive end Robert Geathers of the Cincinnati Bengals is the GMC Defensive Player Of The Week for games played on Sept. 6-10, the NFL announced today. The winner each week is selected by fan vote on

Geathers made four tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception in the Bengals' 27-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Geathers contributed to three different turnovers that led to the three Bengals' touchdowns with his first-quarter fumble recovery, his third-quarter sack and his fourth-quarter interception.

More than 48,900 fans voted this week on Geathers was selected from among five finalists. The other finalists were linebacker Mike Vrabel of the New England Patriots, defensive end Dewayne White of the Detroit Lions, defensive tackle Kevin Williams of the Minnesota Vikings and defensive end Mario Williams of the Houston Texans.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for GMC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on throughout the month of January.