Raiders LB Robert Spillane named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

By any measure, Robert Spillane had a monster game Sunday night against the Jets. He had made the biggest play of the game when he intercepted Zach Wilson late in the fourth quarter to all but clinch the win for the Raiders. And that was after being the main factor in stalling three previous Jets drives in the game.

For his efforts, the veteran linebacker has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Just how good was Spillane’s game? Well, he was named my Top Baller and, as I noted, even if you had removed his clutch interception from the equation, he *still* would’ve been Top Baller.

The Raiders defense would keep the Jets out of the end zone in the game and win 16-12.

After taking a 9-3 lead in the second quarter, the Jets were stopped on five straight drives, with Spillane making the key play on the first three of those drives — a run stuff for no gain, a sack, forcing a hold, and then another run stop.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire