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.

11 responses to “David Harris wins AFC defensive player of the week

  1. 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. 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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