Patriots DE Andre Carter Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

After setting a Patriots franchise record with 4.5 quarterback sacks during Sunday night’s 37-16 win over the Jets, defensive end Andre Carter has been named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week, the club announced.

Signed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract in August, Carter now has a team-high nine quarterback sacks on the season, which has him tied for fourth in the NFL this season.

During his 11-year career with the 49ers (2001-05), Redskins (2006-10) and Patriots, Carter has 75 quarterback sacks. This is the second conference player of the week award for Carter, who previously earned the same honor in Week 17 of his rookie season.

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