Joey Bosa, Nick Bosa Sweep AFC, NFC Defensive Player of the Week Awards for Week 8 of NFL Season

By Dan Hope on October 30, 2019 at 11:32 am
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The best defensive players in each NFL conference this past weekend were both Bosas.

Joey Bosa was named Wednesday as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, while Nick Bosa was named as the NFC Defensive Player of the Week, after both brothers from Ohio State had dominant performance in wins for their respective teams this weekend.

Joey Bosa had seven tackles with four tackles for loss and two sacks, including a crucial sack late in the fourth quarter that prevented a possible game-winning field goal attempt, in the Los Angeles Chargers' 17-16 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Nick Bosa had four tackles, three sacks and an interception for the San Francisco 49ers' 51-13 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

The younger Bosa has already earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice this season, previously earning the award after the 49ers' win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 5, and has emerged as the clear-cut frontrunner for Defensive Rookie of the Year. 

Their performances came on a memorable weekend for both current and former Ohio State defensive ends as they followed up a similarly dominant performance by Chase Young in Ohio State's 38-7 win over Wisconsin on Saturday. Young won several awards of his own this week, including a pair of national defensive player of the week awards and the Big Ten defensive player of the week award, after he recorded six tackles with five tackles for loss, four sacks and two forced fumbles in the Buckeyes' win over the Badgers.

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