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Mathis Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Colts defensive end Robert Mathis has been named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week, Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports.

Mathis had three tackles, two quarterback sacks and a forced fumble in last Thursday night’s 19-16 win over the Houston Texans. The 30-year-old Mathis has 41 tackles and leads the Colts with 8.5 quarterback sacks in 2011, which is the final season of Mathis’ contract.

Mathis is the first Colts player to take home a conference “Player of the Week” honor this season.

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