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Justin Houston lands AFC defensive player of the month

Blaine Gabbert, Justin Houston AP

When one player wins two defensive player of the week awards in one month, it’s a pretty good bet that they’re going to wind up taking home defensive player of the month as well.

That was the case in the AFC in September. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston was twice a weekly honoree and now he’s the conference’s defensive player of the month as well.

Houston is tied with Colts linebacker Robert Mathis for the NFL lead in sacks with 7.5 in the first four games. Houston had three sacks in the season opening victory against the Jaguars and then had an even bigger day against the Eagles in Week Three. Houston had 4.5 sacks and forced a fumble as the Chiefs defense pushed Philly around on the way to a 26-16 victory.

Houston made the Pro Bowl last season and his September has him off to a good start on the way to a second straight appearance in the game.

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9 Responses to “Justin Houston lands AFC defensive player of the month”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:52 PM

    Much deserved. Helped me win fantasy last year, that’s how tough this guy is rushing the QB.

  2. king914 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:59 PM

    Think Verner should’ve won but I’m just bias.

  3. m2karateman says: Oct 3, 2013 2:14 PM

    Not surprised. I knew this guy was a steal when the drafts drafted him.

  4. klutch14u says: Oct 3, 2013 3:20 PM

    Should have locked him down in the offseason…. $$$

  5. mrgdawg says: Oct 3, 2013 4:19 PM

    Chiefs D is scary!

  6. raiderapologist says: Oct 3, 2013 4:49 PM

    He should have been a Pro Bowl starter over Hali last season. The guy is a menace.

  7. blueagle78 says: Oct 3, 2013 9:50 PM

    Remind you of anybody I know? A second coming of anybody I know? umm…

  8. biggil86 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:04 AM

    klutch14u says: Oct 3, 2013 3:20 PM

    Should have locked him down in the offseason…. $$$

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    They were not permitted to. Under the new CBA, teams can’t offer contract extensions to rookies until after their third year.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 4, 2013 1:10 PM

    No, he is not Derrick Thomas.

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