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Jaguars Bouye named AFC Defensive Player of Week

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


A.J. Bouye secured a clutch and crucial interception for the Jags in overtime to help propel them to a crazy 20-17 overtime victory over the Chargers.

On Wednesday was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week due in part to his heroics.

Bouye, a fifth-year veteran who joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent this past offseason, for five years and 67.5 million dollars, intercepted Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers on the Chargers’ first possession of overtime. He returned the interception 51 yards to the Chargers 2 yard line.

Re-live the moment here:

The pick was Bouye’s third of the year, and his play alongside Jalen Ramsey is one of the many reasons these Jaguars have allowed the fewest points in the league through the first ten weeks.
He now joins fellow teammates Calais Campbell and Telvin Smith as recipients of the award this season.

The three Defensive Player of the Week Awards is the most in franchise history. The Jaguars rank third in the NFL in total defense, first against the pass.

The elite defense is a good reason as to why Jacksonville is off to such a great start.
The 6-3 start is the best they have had in 11 seasons, and they sit in a first-place tie with the Tennessee Titans who they face once more week 17.

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