Brandon Flowers Credits Derrick Johnson For Award

With a two-interception game Sunday, including one returned for a touchdown, Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers was honored by the NFL as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

It was the first time the cornerback earned the honor, but he was more than happy to give all the credit for the big plays on defense to LB Derrick Johnson.

“He did all of the dirty work,” Flowers said (via KCChiefs.com).  “Quarterbacks, receivers and cornerbacks get all of the glory, but guys like Derrick Johnson saved a lot of touchdowns for us and put them in a position that made them one-dimensional.”

Johnson received our game ball on defense after being credited with 13 tackles, most notably several momentum saving tackles on the goal line to preserve a 14-0 Chiefs lead in the second quarter.  After the huge stop, the Raiders offense wouldn’t ever get close to putting points on the board the rest of the way.

The league opened Pro Bowl voting this week and if Johnson needs to be near the front of the pack when the first batch of results are released.

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