NFL Week 4: Top 3 Defenders

There's nothing quite so fun as a superstar defender ruining the best-laid plans. These three defenders were game-wreckers in important wins for their teams in Week 4.

Safety Vonn Bell, Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals notched their second win of the season against the AFC's only undefeated team on Thursday Night Football, and they had safety Vonn Bell to thank. Bell came up with a pair of crucial interceptions against the Miami Dolphins, including one over the league's leading receiver Tyreek Hill. He pitched in another four tackles, helping his defense hold the Dolphins to a mere 15 points.

Edge Rusher Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers harrassed Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford all night on Monday Night Football in their 24-9 win, and no one player was more responsible than Nick Bosa. The edge rusher hammered Stafford for two sacks and also contributed a career-high 14 pressures. Bosa has been on an absolute tear to start the 2022 season, leading the league in sacks with 6.0 and total pressures with 30.

Defensive Lineman Denico Autry, Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are back in contention for the AFC South crown after topping the Indianapolis Colts in a 24-17 win. Defensive lineman Denico Autry put on a clinic for his team, notching two sacks and forcing a crucial fumble that led to the Titans' first touchdown. It was a game to remember for the nine-year veteran against his former team: Autry played for the Colts from 2018 to 2020. They probably regret letting him go.

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