Following his standout performance on Monday night against the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis has been the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week.
The 26-year-old Revis had four passes defensed, three tackles and two interceptions against Miami, one of which he returned 100 yards for a touchdown.
The touchdown return tied the Jets’ franchise record for the longest interception return, and it was the longest interception return at home in team history.
Fellow cornerback Aaron Glenn previously set the team record with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown, also against Miami, back in 1996 against Hall of Famer Dan Marino.
While current Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore is no Marino, he enabled Revis to win the player of the week award for just the second time in his career by throwing at Revis repeatedly, a battle that no quarterback can ever win.
Revis had previously won the award in Week 12 of the 2009 season against the Carolina Panthers, when he also had two interceptions and returned one of them for a touchdown. He was named the AFC Player of the Month that season as well.
It is the second time this season that a Jets player has won the Defensive Player of the Week award.
Both times, it was by a Jets cornerback with a two-interception performance at home against a Florida team. Antonio Cromartie won it in Week 2 in a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jets have had a player win the award in back-to-back home games, interestingly enough. They will try to keep that streak alive when they face Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium this weekend.