Broncos’ Von Miller named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for third time

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos linebacker Von Miller was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Sunday’s 34-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

It’s the third such award for Miller. He was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 11 of the 2011 season and Week 11 of the 2012 season.

Miller tied linebacker Karl Mecklenburg for the most AFC Defensive Player of the Week awards in team history.

Miller had three sacks, seven tackles and one pass defensed against the Colts. He also had a strip-sack of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck late in the fourth quarter. The fumble was returned by Shane Ray for a touchdown to seal the win.

After being named the MVP of Super Bowl 50, Miller signed a six-year, $114.5 million contract during the offseason that includes almost $70 million in guarantees.