Derrick Johnson Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson has been awarded the NFL Defensive Player of the Week award.

Johnson, who had sort of dropped off the radar for a few weeks there, had a spectacular game in St. Louis, racking up 17 tackles and 4 pass defenses.

Johnson joins Kendrick Lewis and Jamaal Charles, who are also up for weekly awards.

Lewis was nominated for the Rookie of the Week award for his 2-interception performance Sunday and Charles is up for the Fedex Ground Player of the Week honor for his work running the ball.

Congratulations to DJ on a fantastic game. Hopefully he can stay hot because the Chiefs are going to need strong play from everyone to finish the job and win the AFC West.

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