Ronde Barber

Tiki Barber retired after the 2006 season, leaving Giant fans wanting more and possibly foregoing a chance at the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame. His twin brother Ronde, however, decided to go a different route. He is now in his 16th season as a defensive back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Last week, Ronde was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week:

  • Barber made his NFL-record 200th consecutive start at cornerback in the Buccaneers? 16-10 win over Carolina. He had an interception, a sack, five tackles and two passes defensed in the victory.
  • The performance was the third time in his career, including playoffs, that he recorded a sack and an interception in the same game. He is the only player in NFL history with at least 40 interceptions (44) and 25 sacks (28).
  • Barber led a defense that held the Panthers to 10 total rushing yards, tied for the fewest rushing yards allowed in franchise history (12/4/94). Carolina?s offense led the NFC last year averaging 150.5 rushing yards per game.
  • In his 16th year from Virginia, this is Barber?s 10th career Player of the Week Award, including the postseason. He has won nine times on defense and once on special teams. This is his first award since he was named NFC Defensive Player of Week 3 in 2011.
  • Barber?s nine Defensive Player of the Week Awards are tied for the most in NFL history with Pro Football Hall of Famers Chris Doleman, Bruce Smith and Lawrence Taylor and Ray Lewis.
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In this week's Sports Illustrated, former Giants' running back Tiki Barber commented on playing in the NFL?against a sibling. The story focused on Eli and Peyton Manning, but Barber knows a thing or two about playing a sibling. Tiki and his brother, Ronde, have combined to play for 24 seasons of pro football. The Giants and Buccaneers met five times while Tiki and Ronde were on the rosters. Barber can relate to what the Mannings went through for the second time in their careers Sunday night.

"Eli and Peyton are both intense, more so than Ronde and I," Tiki says. "They don't let their family situation distract them from what they have to do. It's literally all X's and O's for them. The intensity has to do with the fact that they're brothers but more to do with the fact they are insanely focused on winning. If that means kicking your brother's butt, they will do it.

"It's a mixture of emotions," Tiki says of facing a sibling. "Your instincts say, I should be rooting for him."

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