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Homecoming to remember: Justin Houston named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Justin Houston made sure to let the Kansas City sideline know his feelings on Sunday night.

As time wore down in the fourth quarter, Kansas City lined up in a jumbo set to go for it on fourth-and-one. The Chiefs dialed up a run up the middle that would have worked, had Houston not come flying off the edge to snuff out the play in the backfield and forcing a turnover on downs. 

The play was the highlight in Houston's sterling performance that earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. He is the first Colts player to earn player of the week honors this season.

Houston has tallied 15 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery so far in his first season with the Colts. 

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