Johnson’s first pick-six off Denver QB Kyle Orton extended Kansas City’s lead from three to 10 points in the third quarter (27-17). His second interception touchdown put the dagger in the Donkey’s to make the score 37-24 in the fourth quarter. Those two pick-sixes tied an NFL single-game record.
Over the past two seasons, Johnson has had a knack for turning in big games against the Broncos. In Kansas City’s two latest victories over Denver, Johnson has turned in a combined 11 tackles, three INTs (two for TDs), a forced fumbled that led to a TD and half a sack. He won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors on both occasions (a 44-24 win at Denver on 1/3/10 and a 33-19 win vs. Denver on 9/28/08).
Johnson is the second Chiefs defender to take home AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors this season. S Mike Brown accomplished the feat in Kansas City’s 16-10 win at Oakland (11/15/09) after a two-interception performance.
A well deserved award for DJ and great way for him to end a frustrating season. He’s saying all the right things on his way out and hopefully he can come back here next season and show what he can do as a starter from day one.