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Eric Weddle wins AFC Defensive Player Of the Week

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Well deserved for the Ravens safety

Detroit Lions v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens made a big splash after the 2015 season when they signed safety Eric Weddle. In his two years, Weddle has been exactly what the Ravens needed after the departure of Ed Reed and the failings of Matt Elam. Weddle has been a leader and a bonafide playmaker for this defense.

This past week, against the Detroit Lions, Weddle had his best game of the season with a strip-sack of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and a pick-six later in the game on backup Lions quarterback Jake Rudock. For his efforts, Weddle was awarded the AFC Defensive Player Of The Week.

Believe it or not, this is his first Defensive Player Of The Week award in his, now, 11-year career. Weddle is also second in the NFL in interceptions with five on the season, only trailing the Tennessee Titans’ Kevin Byard. Forcing two turnovers, eating ice cream, and his first Defensive Player Of The Week award for his play, makes this a very good last couple of days for the Ravens prized free agent acquisition.