Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston is the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. Houston helped the Raiders to a 26-23 victory in overtime over Jacksonville.
The third-year player out of Texas was all over the field for the Raiders. Houston recorded eight tackles, five of which were solo. He also posted one sack and forced a fumble in overtime that set the Raiders up for their game-winning field goal.
Sunday was the best statistical performance of Houston's career. The eight tackles were a career-high, and he had not recorded a sack and forced a fumble in the same game since Week 8 of his rookie season against the Seattle Seahawks.