Houston Grabs Defensive Player of the Week Again

From the Truman Sports Complex

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance last Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was the second time in three weeks that he earned the honor

Houston had 4.5 sacks against the Eagles, along with 7 total tackles, a forced fumble and 2 recovered fumbles.

On the season after 3 games, he has 17 total tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 7 pressures, 1 forced fumble, 2 recovered fumbles and 3 passes defensed.

WR Donnie Avery was nominated for the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor after his 7-catch, 141-yard performance agianst Philadelphia. He lost out however, to some guy named P. Manning from Denver.

Houston is the first Chiefs since 2005 to win the player of the week honor more than once in a season. That year RB Larry Johnson won 3 times, in games No. 11, 16 and 17. The last defensive player to win the honor twice in a season was Pro Football Hall of Famer OLB Derrick Thomas, who did it in 1991 in games No. 6 and 11.

2 Responses to “Houston Grabs Defensive Player of the Week Again”

  • September 25, 2013  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Is he not a beast? Offense is nice but I love defense.

    Sunday we’ll be in, sorta, N44. Or where the parking Nazis puts us. I’ll look for N43.

  • September 26, 2013  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    Called it. Hali/Houston remind me of the Neil Smith/Derrick Thomas duo. Very happy that the defense is this far along. Offense will develop.

    Go CHIEFS!

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