Sanders named AFC defensive player of week

The Patriots have announced, via their @realpatriots Twitter account, that safety James Sanders has been named this week’s AFC defensive player of the week

The tweet reads as follows:

The NFL has notified us that #Patriots S James Sanders will be named AFC Defensive Player of the Week today (1st of his career). #fb

Sanders had an 32-yard interception return for a touchdown and four combined tackles in New England’s 39-26 victory over the Steelers.

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