If his last game was any indication, Miami Dolphins linebacker Kyle Van Noy may be gearing up for another stretch run to the NFL playoffs.

Van Noy had three sacks, five tackles for loss, eight total tackles and a tipped pass that was intercepted by Nik Needham in last Sunday’s 19-7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals — a performance that was worthy of AFC defensive player of the week honors, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Van Noy was so confident he would have a good game, he said he told his wife, Marissa, and his Dolphins teammates on the bench during the game that he was due for a standout performance.