For the second consecutive week, a Ravens player has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Last week, rookie Patrick Queen got the nod for the first time in his career after his standout performance against the Bengals.
This week, someone who’s no stranger to the honor is getting the nod — Calais Campbell.
Campbell had his best game of the season, and best game in his short Ravens tenure thus far, against the Eagles on Sunday. Campbell dominated the Eagles patchwork offensive line as both a run stuffer and pass rusher, getting consistent penetration in Philadelphia’s backfield all afternoon.
The 14-year veteran finished the game with an impressive stat line of five total tackles, three sacks, four QB hits, one stuff, and four tackles-for-loss. Campbell had been solid through the first five weeks of the season, but Week 6 was a true breakthrough performance. This is the ninth time that Campbell has had multiple sacks in a single game since 2017, which ranks among the best in the league.
Campbell has won AFC Defensive Player of the Week a few times over the past few years with the Jaguars and previously won the same award for the NFC numerous times during his time with the Cardinals earlier in the decade.
If Sunday’s performance was any indication, it might not be the last time we see Campbell in this category in 2020.