DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 27: Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #45 of the Denver Broncos strides towards the end zone for a touchdown after making an interception on a pass intended for wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins during the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Redskins 45-21. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
KUSA - Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's interception return for a touchdown Sunday earned him AFC defensive player of the week honors, the NFL announced Wednesday.
The 75-yard return late in the fourth quarter sealed Denver's 45-21 win against Washington. The sixth-year player has returned five of his 18 career interceptions for touchdowns. He joined the Broncos in the offseason after five seasons three seasons in Arizona and two seasons in Philadelphia.
It is the second time Rodgers-Cromartie has earned the award. He also received it on the NFC side in 2009 with the Eagles against Houston for his 49-yard game-winning INT touchdown).
He is the third Bronco this season to win a player of the week award, joining quarterback Peyton Manning (Weeks 1 and 3) and kick returner Trindon Holliday (Week 2).
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