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Justin Houston is the AFC defensive player of the week for second time this year

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wasn’t the only repeat winner of weekly honors in the AFC.

Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has been named the AFC defensive player of the week for his dominant performance against the Eagles last Thursday night. Houston was also the Week One honoree after he recorded three sacks in Kansas City’s 28-2 win over the Jaguars.

Houston bettered that performance against the Eagles. He sacked Michael Vick 4.5 times as the Chiefs moved to 3-0 with a 26-16 victory. Houston also forced a fumble and recorded seven tackles in the contest, which was good enough to make him Kansas City’s first defensive player to take the weekly conference award twice in a season since Derrick Thomas did it in 1991.

Bengals cornerback Terence Newman, who returned a fumble for a game-winning touchdown, and Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith, who had a key interception return for a touchdown against the Texans, were among the six other nominees highlighted by the league.

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18 Responses to “Justin Houston is the AFC defensive player of the week for second time this year”
  1. shayeezy says: Sep 25, 2013 2:16 PM

    the DPOY campaign continues.

  2. mikemccarthyhof says: Sep 25, 2013 2:26 PM

    Lucky he plays in inferior conference. Clay is going to get NFCdpoy. in the bag

  3. h3min1230 says: Sep 25, 2013 2:26 PM

    Monster!

  4. bucrightoff says: Sep 25, 2013 2:28 PM

    Not sure there’s a scarier 1-2 pass rush combination than Houston and Tamba Hali.

  5. scaredhitless says: Sep 25, 2013 2:35 PM

    How did Romeo Crennel win 2 games last year with that Defense and a cupcake schedule.

    Belichick has the worst coaching tree ever – Weis, Mangini, Crennel, McDaniels, Saban (just because his offensive players suck in the pros).

  6. jbaxt says: Sep 25, 2013 2:39 PM

    Hey packer fan, you realize he got his player of the week honors by playing your supposed “superior conference” team?

    But the 49ers sure thought little wanna-be Fabio played well, in your loss to them.

  7. jbaxt says: Sep 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    So maybe this guy does belong in the NFL’s top 50 list? Eh, neigh-sayers?

  8. kcflake says: Sep 25, 2013 2:48 PM

    Justin Houston is the Man. Glad he is on our squad. Go Chiefs!

  9. thenyolive says: Sep 25, 2013 2:49 PM

    mikemccarthyhof says: Sep 25, 2013 2:26 PM

    Lucky he plays in inferior conference. Clay is going to get NFCdpoy. in the bag

    _Last I checked, the NFC is getting whooped by the AFC this season. 3 for 17 is it? NFC fans better hope that improves.

  10. shayeezy says: Sep 25, 2013 3:27 PM

    remember when michael silver made a joke out of houston being ranked #49 in the top 100 list, even going as far as disrespecting him during an interview by asking him if he thought he deserved the ranking? what a flaming turd that guy is.

  11. dt58 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:44 PM

    He’s having a great year so far but some of that credit should go to Hali and Poe and the rest of the D line. The way they are playing, teams can’t double team him all game and he’s free to make plays. Absolutely love how him and the rest of the D are playing right now

  12. cbchoice says: Sep 25, 2013 3:53 PM

    Scott Pioli was a jackass but he did have some pretty good draft picks. Houston,Flowers,Charles so it wasnt all bad

  13. repmochief50 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:34 PM

    Scott Pioli was a jackass but he did have some pretty good draft picks. Houston,Flowers,Charles so it wasnt all bad
    ……………………………………………………………………………

    Except Flowers was drafted in the 2nd rd and Charles in the 3rd of the 2008 Draft by Carl Peterson!!! Egoli wasn’t hired until January of 2009.

  14. shayeezy says: Sep 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    herm picked flowers and charles. pioli did have some nice picks in berry, lewis, houston, and poe.

  15. shayeezy says: Sep 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    and by herm, i mean carl.

  16. johninthewest says: Sep 25, 2013 6:23 PM

    Overrated. There’s 13 more games to play.

  17. slick50ks says: Sep 25, 2013 9:50 PM

    Herm only got make one pick that I know of, and that was Carr in the 5th.

    Ask the cowgirl fans if he’s worth 50 mil.

  18. caseyinkc says: Sep 26, 2013 10:36 AM

    Did anyone watch “Derrick Thomas: A Football Life” that aired on Tuesday? Brought back many great memories of our dominating defense in the 90′s, and I couldn’t help but get excited about the way our defense has been playing this year. Lets hope the chiefs return to the dominating force we used to be on the defensive side of the ball, and make the trip to Arrowhead be feared by all opponents!

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