Brandon Flowers has been honored for his day of redemption in Oakland.
The NFL has named the Kansas City cornerback the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding play in the Chiefs' 28-0 win at Oakland in Week 7. Flowers had two of the Chiefs’ six interceptions in the game, including one he took back 58 yards for a touchdown. He added five tackles and four passes defensed. The fourth-year player is having another strong season. He is tied for the AFC lead with four picks.
Flowers had one of the roughest days of his NFL career last November in Oakland as then-rookie Jacoby Ford roughed-up Flowers in Oakland’s comeback win. This is Flowers’ first player of the week honor.
In other AFC West nuggets Wednesday:
Chiefs coach Todd Haley gave his team an early-season history lesson that may be now be paying off.
Oakland coach Hue Jackson talks about his quarterback situation in a radio interview.