Elvis Dumervil Wins AFC Defensive Player Of The Week


Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil is on a hot streak.

Sunday in Miami, Dumervil notched 3.5 sacks and claimed the Ravens' all-time single-season sack record. On Wednesday, he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Dumervil is now tied for the league lead in sacks (16) with Kansas City's Justin Houston. He has nine sacks in his last five games, and has a good chance of winning the NFL's single-season sack title. The last time he did was in 2009, when he had 17.

Dumervil would need to average 2.5 sacks over the final three games of the regular season to break Michael Strahan's single-season record of 22.5 from 2001.

It's the third time Dumervil has won the weekly AFC award during his eight-year career, and, strangely enough, each time has come in Week 14. It's his big week.

While with the Denver Broncos in 2007, he won it after getting three sacks in Week 14 against the Chiefs. In 2008, still with the Broncos, he won it with one sack in Week 14 again versus the Chiefs.

The Ravens are on a roll when it comes to weekly and monthly awards.

A Baltimore player has won a weekly award after three of the Ravens' past four games. Running back Justin Forsett won AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his Week 10 performance against the Titans, then again after his Week 12 showing on Monday Night Football versus the Saints.

Last week, Kicker Justin Tucker was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month after going 7-for-7 on his attempts during November. Rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley was named the Defensive Rookie of the Month for October.

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