We highlighted a story in Arrowheadlines this morning from Bob Gretz where Gretz said if Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson didn't win the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award, it would be a major upset. DJ dominated last week (and here's the video proof) and was a strong candidate for the award.
But, according to the NFL, DJ didn't even have the best performance on his own team.
The Chiefs announced today that CB Brandon Flowers has been awarded the NFL's AFC Defensive Player of the Week award. It's the first time he's ever won it and his two picks on Sunday moved him into second in the NFL in interceptions.
Flowers is clearly worthy of this award. The Chiefs picked off Oakland Raiders QBs Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer six times last Sunday with two of those coming courtesy of Flowers. One of those two picks was returned 58 yards for a touchdown. (He also gets extra points for his touchdown pose at the Black Hole, penalty or not).
It's the second player of the week award for the Chiefs this season after K Ryan Succop won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week against the Minnesota Vikings.
Kudos to Brandon Flowers on the big week.