David Harris Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 6: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets gives instructions to David Harris #52 during NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

For the third time this year, a Jet has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. This time it is David Harris for the job he did in Buffalo. He probably got it over Sione Pouha for the interception he registered. I thought Pouha was a bit better since he dominated the point of attack, but I have no real issue with Harris getting it. An offense with a spread attack puts a ton of pressure on the defensive linemen and linebackers on the field since there are frequently more defensive backs in the game and less players adept at stopping the run should the primary guys fail.

Read the league's complete release after the jump.

DEFENSE: LB DAVID HARRIS, NEW YORK JETS
In a key AFC East matchup against the Bills, Harris registered five tackles, one interception and one pass defensed in the Jets’ 27-11 win at Buffalo.
Played a pivotal role in the Jets’ defense limiting Buffalo to a season-low 11 points. The Bills entered the game averaging an AFC-best 30.1 points per game.
Harris registered his second interception of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked off RYAN FITZPATRICK in the second quarter at the Jets’ 49-yard line.
Helped extend the Jets win streak to six straight games in November.
Through Week 9, Harris ranks second on the team with 42 tackles.
·         In his fifth season from Michigan, this is Harris’ second career Defensive Player of the Week Award. Harris previously won the award in 2009 (Week 1). He joins ANTONIO CROMARTIE (Week 2) and DARRELLE REVIS (Week 6) as the third Jet to win Defensive Player of the Week this season.  
 

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