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.