Packers cornerback Charles Woodson won the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award, beating out Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis for the honor.

Woodson, who tied for the NFL lead with nine interceptions, received 28 first-place votes on the 50-member panel of media members. Revis received 14 first-place votes.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan, who had campaigned for Revis to win the award, was extremely disappointed about the result.

"I’d like to congratulate the people that voted for Darrelle Revis," Ryan said. "These guys really know the game. You’ve got to lok at all the numbers, not just a number about this stat or that stat." 

Ryan then ticked off some accomplishments by his Jets' defense, which finished No. 1 overall in the NFL and led the league with the fewest points allowed with 187.

"Revis is going for different hardware right now," Ryan said, referring to the Super Bowl. "We'll feel a lot better to have a ring on our fingers. It’s unfortunate. He’s a young, talented player, but you can’t take anything for granted. This, in my opinion, was the most impact a corner has ever had in the NFL. That's my opinion. That's not how everybody felt. For the people that voted for him, I commend them. They were able to get past other numbers."

The award was given to Woodson just two days after a brutal defensive performance by his Packers team that lost 51-45 to the Cardinals. every area of defense.
 

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Woodson had a hand in over 80 tackles, was credited with 21 passes defensed, tied for the NFL lead with nine interceptions, forced four fumbles, and scored three defensive touchdowns.