NFL honors Wesley Woodyard

Wesley Woodyard led the Denver Broncos’ defensive attack as it shut down Drew Brees on Sunday night and the linebacker has been rewarded for it.

The NFL has named Woodyard the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in a 34-14 Denver win against New Orleans.

Woodyard had 13 tackles, a sack, an interception, two passes defensed and a forced fumble in the game. Woodyard became the NFL player since former Kansas City linebacker Napoleon Harris (2007) to record double-digit tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble in a single game.

Woodyard is a former special teams ace who has taken over during D.J. Williams’ nine-game NFL suspension for multiple violations. Williams has two games remaining on his suspensions.

It’s difficult to believe Woodyard is going to be taken out of his role anytime soon.

In other AFC West news:

In a radio interview, Kansas City tackle Eric Winston stood by his comments about some fans who he thought cheered when Chiefs’ quarterback Matt Cassel was hurt earlier in the month. Still, Winston has no regrets about signing in Kansas City. He calls it an “honor” to play in the city.

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning remains atop Mike Sando’s MVP Watch this week. I can’t argue with it. Who’s been better?