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Avril, Stafford, Young recognized as standouts

A win is always a team effort, but three Lions have been singled out for their play in the 45-10 win on Sunday over the Denver Broncos.

Defensive end Cliff Avril, who scored his first career touchdown, was named NFC defensive player of the week.

He finished the game with two sack-fumbles, also recovering one and returning it 24 yards for the touchdown.

“It’s cool to get a little recognition out of all the hard work you put in day-in and day-out. I definitely appreciate this — for them to want to give me, out of all the players that are in our conference, this award,’’ Avril told the Lions web site.

Also, Matthew Stafford was nominated as the NFL Air Player of the week for his efforts. He completed 21 of 30 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns.

Quarterbacks also nominated were Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. To vote go to

Wide receiver Titus Young was nominated for NFL rookie of the week. He had four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown at Denver. To vote for him go to

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