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 profootballtalk.com, 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.