Carter named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Carter named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

The Patriots announced that defensive lineman Andre Carter has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Patriots 37-16 victory over the New York Jets last Sunday.

Carter tied a franchise record with 4 sacks against the Jets. The record is also held by Julius Adams at Atlanta (12-4-77), Tony McGee at Baltimore (11-16-78) and Mike Hawkins vs. NY Jets (9-9-79). It was Carters third game in 2011 with two or more sacks. He now has a team-leading 9.0 sacks.