The NFL announced on Wednesday that Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore has been named the league’s AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 14.
Moore had a monstrous defensive performance against the Las Vegas Raiders during Sunday’s blowout win—including one of the best interceptions you’ll ever see, as he somehow picked a Derek Carr pass off one-handed in the back of the end zone over tight end Darren Waller late in the second quarter:
Moore wasn’t done for the day; however, as he later stripped Raiders wideout Hunter Renfrow with around 9:23 left in the fourth quarter and Indianapolis already up 34-20 (which teammate Taylor Stallworth recovered), another forced turnover which may have very well clinched the victory for the Colts.
On the afternoon, Moore finished with 5 tackles (5 solo), a pass deflection, a QB hurry, an interception, and a forced fumble.
Per PFF, for his Sunday heroics, Moore received a +89.8 defensive grade—including a 93.0 grade in coverage. He was targeted 12 times in coverage, allowing 9 receptions (75.0% completion rate) for 118 receiving yards (13.1 ypr. avg.), a touchdown, an interception, and an NFL passer rating of 98.6. PFF also credited him with 2 stops (which are tackles that constitute a ‘failure’ for the offense).
Moore is the second Indianapolis defensive player to earn such honors this season, as fellow Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes was previously awarded AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his standout Week 3 performance of 2020.