Marcus Peters Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Peters tallied two interceptions and a forced fumble last Saturday against Los Angeles

Kansas City Chiefs' cornerback Marcus Peters was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced on Wednesday.

Peters tallied three tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and three passes defensed in Kansas City's win over the Los Angeles Chargers last Saturday night, marking just the eighth time since 2010 that a player has picked off multiple passes and forced a fumble in a single game.

It was Peters' fourth-career game with multiple interceptions, and his 19 picks since 2015 lead the NFL.

In fact, Peters ranks behind only Ed Reed (21) and Richard Sherman (20) in interceptions through a player's first three career seasons over the last 25 years.

Peters has now won the award three times, also doing so in each of the past two seasons. He's just the third player in franchise history to be recognized in three straight years, joining linebackers Derrick Thomas and Derrick Johnson. 

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