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Chiefs Safety Mike Brown Wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week

And the kudos continue for Kansas City Chiefs safety Mike Brown who helped secure on Sunday a 16-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Per Josh Looney, the NFL named Brown the AFC Defensive Player of the Week this morning.

Brown's two fourth quarter interceptions played key roles including the final one, which ended the Raiders final drive and any chance of winning.

Brown's first interception turned into three points for the Chiefs offense.

Mike Brown has faced plenty of scrutiny over the past few weeks. Folks have said his skill set is declining and his speed isn't enough to make up for poor angles he's taken, including a touchdown that he admitted himself lost his team the game against the Jaguars 10 days ago.

Despite that scrutiny, I think it's important to note when someone who has been under duress like him has a couple of game changing plays, even if he was in the right place at the right time.

The two interceptions were the first of the season for Brown. He also has one sack.

Brown won this award while with the Chicago Bears in 2001. The last Chiefs safety to win was Jerome Woods in 1997.