[KC Chiefs.com] Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Kansas City’s 44-24 victory over Denver on Sunday.
Johnson played a key role in the Chiefs inaugural victory at Invesco Field. After Kansas City took a 20-17 lead in the third quarter, Johnson intercepted a Kyle Orton pass and returned it for a 45-yard TD to put the Chiefs ahead by a 27-17 margin. Johnson struck again in the fourth quarter, returning another Orton interception for a 60-yard TD to give Kansas City a 37-24 lead en route to the victory.
Johnson’s two interception return touchdowns tied an NFL single-game record.