Eric Berry Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Berry had a key pick-six in the Chiefs’ comeback win over the Carolina Panthers

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Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 10 of the 2016 NFL season, the NFL announced this morning.

"I didn't have a vote, but he would have had my vote," head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday morning. "He did a heck of a job."

Berry had nine tackles (7 solo), two passes defensed, one tackle for loss and one interception returned for a touchdown in the Chiefs' 20-17 win over the Carolina Panthers. Berry's pick-six brought the Chiefs within three points in a game that they were down as many as 17.

The interception was Berry's second of the season and the 12th of his career. It was his fourth career interception return for a touchdown.

"So many things went right on that play," Berry said. "As far as the call, the call was a great call that was game planned on the sideline the previous drive and everybody was in tune and it was ran perfectly. Just to finish it, that's what we practice on. These are the things that we practice on throughout the week, just getting turnovers and not just that but trying to score with it. You saw guys trying to pick up blocks and get me to the end zone."

Berry was the 2015 NFL Comeback Player of the Year and was also named a 2015 first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press, as well as the Pro Football Writers of America.

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