Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict celebrates after the Bengals sacked Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Photo: Tom Uhlman
Photo: Tom Uhlman

Bengals' Burfict earns weekly honor

A Bengals linebacker was named today as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Vontaze Burfict recorded 18 tackles (15 solo) in the Bengals’ 41-20 win over Cleveland. Burfict also forced a fumble, which he recovered and returned 13 yards for a touchdown.

Through 11 games, Burfict leads the team with 146 total tackles.

Burfict is the third Bengal to earn Player of the Week honors, joining quarterback Andy Dalton (Week 6 at Buffalo) and wide receiver Marvin Jones (Week 8 vs. Jets). Dalton also won the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.

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