KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The rest of the NFL is finally learning what we've known about linebacker Justin Houston since the Chiefs drafted him in 2011: He's a major, disruptive force on defense.
Houston was selected the AFC defensive player of the week Wednesday, the second time already this season he has been so honored. Only one other former Chief -- the legendary Derrick Thomas in 1991 -- has ever received the honor twice in the same season.
And there's no reason to believe Houston won't get the honor again this season.
"He's that good. Oh, yeah," Chiefs offensive lineman Donald Stephenson says. "He's becoming one of the best in the game."
Houston received the honor this week for his 4 12-sack game against the Eagles and Michael Vick last Thursday. He also had seven tackles and forced a fumble.
Houston's sack total now stands at a ridiculous 7 12 for the season, putting him on pace for -- are you ready for this? -- 39 12.
And yes, that would not only shatter the Chiefs record of...