Dunlap named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Dunlap named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Carlos Dunlap #96 of the Cincinnati Bengals attempts to get the crowd to cheer during the first quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance Sunday against Indianapolis.

Dunlap’s 16-yard interception return for a touchdown with 6:58 remaining provided the game-winning points in a 24-23 victory. He also had three tackles in the game, including the 59th sack of his career, which moved him into a tie with Ross Browner for third place in team history.

This is Dunlap’s third AFC weekly honor. He was the defensive player of the week in Week 13, 2012, for his performance against San Diego. And he was the special teams player of the week in Week 15, 2015, when he blocked a field goal in a victory at San Francisco.

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