D.J. Named Defensive Player Of The Week

ILB Derrick Johnson could have/should have won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after his performance against the Oakland Raiders. But, teammate CB Brandon Flowers was given the honor.

Not so with this week. After he racked up 13 tackles, a sack and an interception on Monday night against San Diego, Johnson was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

It’s the fourth time in his career that D.J. has been so honored. In the AFC, the last time teammates won back-to-back Player of the Week designation was Houston RB Arian Foster and WR Andre Johnson in the first and second week of the 2010 season.

After seven games, the Chiefs say Johnson has 77 total tackles, 45 tackles for loss, 3 passes defensed, 5 quarterback pressures, 1 sack and 1 interception. Over his career, he has 648 tackles, ranking ninth in franchise history.

5 Responses to “D.J. Named Defensive Player Of The Week”

  • November 1, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    It’s well deserved. He’s on fire and playing at a pro bowl level.

  • November 1, 2011  - ED J says:

    Yeah he better make it this year the pro bowl that is. Right now we have 3 sure fire defensive pro bowlers this yr. Flowers, Johnson, and Hali.

  • November 2, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Another Haley project who reaches his full potential. In terms of player development, Todd Haley is an elite coach.

    DJ is as good as anyone in the NFL. Love writing those words.

  • November 2, 2011  - Justin says:

    Should have gotten it last week…

  • November 2, 2011  - rufus says:

    Before this season began, I posed the question to my friends “who will be the most improved Chiefs player?” and my answer was DJ. He’s really becoming a good player and he might be the most improved when the season ends.

    45 TFL is sik. After just 7 games. He’s finally playing smart football. He’s getting off blocks and splitting blockers with his speed and quickness. Hope he keeps it up.

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