Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week today after his performance in the Ravens’ 35-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon.
Suggs, 28, had a record-setting afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium, recording three sacks of Ben Roethlisberger to go along with two forced fumbles and five total tackles. The three sacks gave Suggs 71 1/2 for his career, surpassing Peter Boulware (70) and setting a new Ravens’ record.
“That wasn't a goal of mine to get the sack record, but then, before you go into it, you are only 1½ away," Suggs said following Sunday’s game. "I was like, 'I'm close. I might as well get it. I might as well do it in this game against my rival.' I had all my family in the stands, and it was Opening Day versus the Pittsburgh Steelers so it was almost fate."