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David Harris wins AFC defensive player of the week

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After a great game in Sunday’s big win over the Bills, Jets linebacker David Harris is the AFC’s defensive player of the week.

Harris intercepted a pass, knocked down another and had five tackles in the Jets’ 27-11 victory, helping to largely shut down a Buffalo offense that had entered Week 9 averaging more than 30 points a game.

The Jets have already had three different players win the defensive player of the week award this season. Antonio Cromartie got the honor after Week 2 and Darrelle Revis got the award in Week 6.

This is Harris’s second career player of the week award; he also won it in Week 1 of 2009.

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11 Responses to “David Harris wins AFC defensive player of the week”
  1. steeltownpride says: Nov 9, 2011 2:55 PM

    I thought James Harrison was a shue in to win this . 3 sacks 1 forced fumble and 4.5 tackles aginst the best team in the AFC ? Hmmm ok .

  2. grndizzle says: Nov 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    I’m glad Harris is getting some recognition. He’s one of the best ILB’s in the league and most casual NFL fans have never heard of him.

  3. joekuze says: Nov 9, 2011 3:12 PM

    Nice to see a guy playing hard AFTER signing a big contract.

  4. stanmark says: Nov 9, 2011 4:04 PM

    Ray Lewis should have won it for re-introducing Hines Ward to Karma.

  5. jets624 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:07 PM

    Hit man doin it BIG!!!!!

  6. crunchyclam says: Nov 9, 2011 4:37 PM

    Glad Harris got some recognition, but he didn’t even have the best game for the Jets. Pouha dominated with a FF and 8(!) tackles playing NT. That’s ridiculous.

  7. mexicomarlin says: Nov 9, 2011 4:45 PM

    Good guy, plays hard and stays quiet. Love’m.

  8. gatorgar says: Nov 9, 2011 5:03 PM

    Harris is one helluva player, but he flies under the radar for the most part. Great to see him get some props this week.

  9. RexCanCoach says: Nov 9, 2011 5:28 PM

    quiet, does his job well, defensive and team leader. what else can you say, this guy starts on 32 teams. Behind Revis and Mangold he is turning into a pro-bowl caliber LB, congrats DS and I hope Tannenbaum can find another guy like him.

  10. dougdoug2 says: Nov 9, 2011 5:50 PM

    Of course James Harrison was more deserving!

  11. wtf_seriously says: Nov 9, 2011 11:56 PM

    Well deserved!! Always had mad respect for Harris. Just like Mangold: plays his heart out and flies under the radar. He plays with heart! I was glad when the Jets gave him the franchise tag.

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