Chiefs OLB Justin Houston Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week…Again!


Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Well Addicts, it wasn’t that long ago we were announcing that Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for week one. It was two weeks ago, to be exact, and now Houston has been given the honor for a second time in three weeks.

This from “new” Chiefs beat writer, Terrez Paylor’s Twitter feed:

Houston played like a man possessed against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, amassing a stat line that made him look like an “All-Madden” level player playing on the “Rookie” mode.

He finished the night with a forced fumble, three passes defensed and an incredible 4.5 sacks. Houston downright terrorized Michael Vick in what was his new head coach’s triumphant return to “The Linc” in Philadelphia.

Right now, Houston leads the league leading Chiefs in sacks with 7.5. He is on pace to shatter Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5 single season sacks by week 9. If Houston continues getting to the QB like he has in the first three weeks, he could very well end up with 40 by the end of the season.

Ever the team player, Houston credited his second AFC PoW award as a “team award.” That’s just the kind of guy he is, which along with his ability to get to the opposing QB, is why he’s loved in Kansas City.