- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Staff Writer
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Fresh off winning his second AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor, the Ravens' Terrell Suggs is making a run at a bigger achievement: the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
Suggs has been a menace all over the field with 49 tackles, nine sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions. Click on the video to hear my full explanation on why I believe Suggs should win the award.
Here are other contenders for NFL Defensive Player of the Year (in alphabetical order):
Jared Allen, DE, Vikings: 48 tackles, 13.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception.
Von Miller, LB, Broncos: 58 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and no interceptions.
Patrick Willis, LB, 49ers: 93 tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception.
DeMarcus Ware, LB, Cowboys: 39 tackles, 14 sacks, two forced fumbles and no interceptions.
LaMarr Woodley, LB, Steelers: 36 tackles, nine sacks, no forced fumbles and one interception.
Charles Woodson, CB, Packers: 49 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and six interceptions.
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