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Busy day for Browns defense leads to award for D’Qwell Jackson

D'Qwell Jackson, Joe Haden, Mike Wallace AP

The Steelers couldn’t stop turning the ball over last Sunday against the Browns and now one of the Browns defenders has won some individual honors for his work in helping to force eight turnovers.

Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is the lucky Brown to be named AFC defensive player of the week. Jackson had nine tackles in the 20-14 Cleveland win, their first over the Steelers since 2009. He also forced one fumble and recovered another of the five overall Steelers fumbles that Cleveland recovered during the contest. The eight takeaways were the most in a game by a Browns defense since 1989.

It wasn’t just about the turnovers for the Browns defense, however. They also limited the Steelers to 49 rushing yards on a day when they were forced to start third-string quarterback Charlie Batch. That’s the least rushing yards allowed by a Browns team in almost a decade.

Jackson was named the AFC defensive player of the month for September last season, but this is the first time he’s ever been named the defensive player of the week.

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6 Responses to “Busy day for Browns defense leads to award for D’Qwell Jackson”
  1. profootballwalk says: Nov 28, 2012 2:08 PM

    Steve Gregory returned a fumble for a touchdown, recovered another, forcing a third, and picked off a Mark Sanchez pass. How quickly they forget.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 28, 2012 2:54 PM

    JJ Watt not getting this week’s award is a sham!!

    3 sacks, 4 TFL, 2 passes swatted.

    2 of his 3 sacks were in the 4th qtr on third down. Both of them pushed Detroit out of FG range. Either of those FGs would have essentially ended the game.

    Don’t punish Watt’s outstanding day because Jim Schwartz and the ref’s are idiots.

  3. berniesboys says: Nov 28, 2012 6:38 PM

    Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is the lucky Brown to be named AFC defensive player of the week. If Joh Alper had watched a Browns game from start to finish, he would’nt write this sentence. Ask Browns opponents. Jackson isn’t lucky, he’s damn good.

  4. ytownjoe says: Nov 28, 2012 8:36 PM

    Jackson is the heart and soul of a Browns defense that is loaded with rookies and second year players.

  5. ballboy48 says: Nov 28, 2012 8:41 PM

    D’Qwell Jackson is probably the most underrated LB in the NFL! He is a great player!

  6. cbusbrownie says: Nov 29, 2012 2:17 PM

    DQ-with a cherry on top. 2 times league leader in tackles for the year, on any playoff team this guy is a 5 time all pro. Love me some DQ!!!!!!!!!!

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