Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week by the NFL on Wednesday. Dunlap generated five tackles (third on the team) against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, including two quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles.
Dunlap is the fourth Bengals player to earn Player of the Week honors and the second on defense. Michael Johnson won Defensive Player of the Week in Week Three against the Washington Redskins (three sacks, seven tackles).
Andy Dalton also won AFC Offensive Player of the Week against the New York Giants, throwing a career high four touchdowns. Adam Jones won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week with an 81-yard touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on September 16.
Not to mention that A.J. Green won AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, leading the AFC in receptions (27), second in yards receiving (428) and tied for most receiving touchdowns (3).