The Monday night instant classic between the Chargers and the Chiefs kicked off less than 24 hours ago. Already, the NFL has decided that Kansas City linebacker Derrick Johnson’s performance was the best AFC defensive effort of the weekend.
The Chiefs have announced that Johnson has been named the AFC defensive player of the week. Johnson, who has received the honor four times, had 16 tackles (15 solo), a sack, and an interception in the 23-20 overtime win.
During Kansas City’s current four-game winning streak, Johnson has racked up ten or more tackles in each game.
The Chiefs have become the first team since the 2000 Steelers to win four straight after starting 0-3.