Everyone knows the Ravens defense is a powerhouse and they really turned it on this week when they allowed Cleveland to score just three points.

It took three weeks to get our first AFC Defensive Player of the Week and you’ll never guess who received the honor.

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Brendon Ayanbadejo.

“Basically for me, it’s a testament to my team mates and coaches,” Ayanbadejo said.

The Ravens signed Ayanbadejo in 2008 for his special teams play. He’s a three time pro bowler who stepped up this season to be used as a speedy linebacker in John Harbaugh’s defense.

Ayanbadejo had an interception, a sack, and four tackles on Baltimore’s 34-3 win over the Browns.