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Chiefs' Star Linebacker Justin Houston Wins AFC Defensive Player Of The Month

Justin Houston is quickly becoming one of the brightest defensive stars in the NFL, and at least for the month of September, he’s got the “hardware” to prove it.

According to Josh Alper of, Houston has won the AFC’s defensive player of the month award:

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.

To say that Houston is well deserving of this honor would be somewhat of an understatement. The Chiefs are currently 4-0, and Houston has been a huge reason why defensively.

In just four games this season, Houston has racked up 18 tackles, 1 forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, thee passes defended and an impressive 7.5 sacks.  This includes a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, when Houston notched 4.5 sacks and recovered two fumbles.

On a defense that includes Dontari Poe, Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali and Eric Berry, Houston has found a way to stand out and make an impact for the Chiefs. His efforts aren’t going unnoticed.

Congrats Justin!

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  • kcchiefs28

    And to think this guy fell to the third round… Incredible… That man could smoke all the weed in the world and I’d STILL draft him in the Top 5 after seeing what he’s done…

  • Brody Hall

    von who?

    • Jarad

      Lets not get crazy!! Ha. Von MILLER is a beast. Doesnt get much better

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Miller IS a beast, no doubt about it. I think we’re seeing that Houston is comparable now though. That’s what has folks in the Kingdom excited.

        • Jarad

          I agree. Houston is money!! And i love how Hali is dominating the other side with pressure after pressure! All that being said…….. We all know Vons last name! Ha

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Gotta pick your poison. Are you going to double JH or TH?

    • Stephan Costa

      Either way you still gotta contend with Poe,DJ, & the ball hawking secondary! They looked at me like I was crazy when I picked the Chiefs D in my fantasy league. Now I just smile from the top of the leader board as Charles & the Chief D give me Max points every week! Take it to 5-0 this week men!!!Go Chiefs!!!

      • Stacy D. Smith

        We’re gonna have to contend with their defense too. Should be a good one.

    • Bosco Cletus

      The Giants did their home work last week as far as 50 was concerned, I noticed they left him with a TE or a back to cover nearly the entire game. Took him right out of pass rushing situations.

  • RepOurChiefs

    Congrats JH50. Hoping you pad that number with about 3 more sacks come sunday.

  • Blake Molina

    He was a projected first rounder til he got caught smoking weed! There’s a very long list of successful nfl players who smoked weed, as long as they’re not doing other drugs, beating women, etc, who cares?

    Congrats Justin!