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Allen: AFC Defensive Player of the Week


JACKSONVILLE – Another week, another honor.

This time, the honor for the Jaguars had a postseason-clinching feel.

Josh Allen, the Jaguars' fourth-year outside linebacker, on Wednesday morning, was announced as the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in a 20-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field last Saturday.

Allen, the No. 7 overall selection by the Jaguars in the 2019 NFL Draft, returned a fumble 37 yards for a touchdown with 2:51 remaining for the game-winning points. The fumble was caused by safety Rayshawn Jenkins, with the touchdown clinching the Jaguars' fifth consecutive victory – and their first AFC South championship since 2017.

Allen registered six tackles in the game with a tackle for loss, two quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. His forced fumble would have been a sack, but Titans quarterback Joshua Dobbs recovered the fumble and was sacked again on the play – negating Allen's sack.

The honor marked the fifth time this season a Jaguars player has been named AFC Player of the Week. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Weeks 3 and 14, safety Rayshawn Jenkins was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 15 and kicker Riley Patterson was named Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 16.

The five honors ties the previous most Player of the Week honors earned by the Jaguars, who earned five such awards – three on defense and two on special teams – in 2017.

Jaguars linebacker Devin Lloyd was named Defensive Rookie of the Month for September.

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