Tampa Bay defensive back Ronde Barber has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday morning.
This is the 10th time in Barber’s career, including the postseason, that Barber has been named Player of the Week.
In Sunday’s 16-10 victory against Carolina, Barber made his 200th consecutive start, the longest active streak among all NFL players. But the honor wasn’t given as some sort of lifetime-achievement award.
Barber went out and earned it with his performance. He recorded a sack, an interception and was credited with two passes defensed. Barber finished the game with five tackles, including two for losses.