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Von Miller named AFC defensive player of the week

As he should have been.

Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

If the NFL wants to discount the Broncos week after week, so be it.

Von Miller will continue imposing his will by abusing linemen and quarterbacks, and the league will eventually take notice.

Thankfully, the league noticed this week and rightfully named Miller the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after his “Vonstrous” three sacks on Andrew Luck.

But none was more game-changing than the strip-sack that provided fellow edge rusher Shane Ray the opportunity to score a much-needed touchdown that dissolved any chance the Colts could engineer a fourth-quarter comeback at Mile High.

Miller rushed the outside from the right to crush Indy lineman Joe Reitz and knock the ball loose from Luck. Ray scooped it up and took it to the house to seal the win.

Miller tied a career high with his three sacks Sunday to go along with seven tackles (five solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble against the Colts. He became just the fifth player in the last six seasons to achieve all of those defensive totals in a single game.

Miller’s three sacks last Sunday led all NFL players in Week 2 and moved him into a tie with Trevor Pryce for the sixth-most career sacks (64) in Broncos history.

I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of these awards from Miller this season.