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Danny Trevathan named NFC defensive Player of the Week

The inside linebacker balled out on Monday Night Football and was rewarded for it.

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With winning and domination comes accolades. It seems like it’s been a while since a Bears player was winning one of the weekly awards, but such is life when the team manages just a handful of wins per year.

Following a dominating defensive performance, inside linebacker Danny Trevathan has been named Defensive Player of the Week, according to the Chicago Bears official Twitter.

Trevathan led the Bears with eight tackles, two sacks, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and two QB hits.

On a night where once again the talk was all about Khalil Mack, Trevathan somehow missed a lot of the glory, but he absolutely balled out.

Trevathan is the first Bears player to win it since safety Eddie Jackson won it in Week 7 last year after his two-score performance against Carolina.

Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould was named Special Teams Player of the Week for the 49ers, and Chicago’s week 4 opponent, Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, was named Offensive Player of the Week.

On the AFC side Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, Colts LB Darius Leonard and Titans safety and trick-play touchdown scorer Dane Cruikshank were the AFC winners for offense, defense and special teams, respectively.

Did you think Trevathan flew under the radar Monday night?