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Brian Cushing Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

For the second time in three weeks, no less (tip o' the cap to Bobobigbro). From the official website, a few tidbits:

Cushing (6-3, 265) led the Texans with 10 tackles and had one sack, one pass defensed and an interception against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The interception was his second of the season and sealed the Texans' 31-10 victory.

The last rookie to win multiple weekly NFL awards was Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month twice in 2007. Peterson was a consensus choice for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year that season.

The last defensive player to win two weekly awards was Ravens safety Ed Reed in 2008. Reed was a consensus All-Pro and finished third in voting for AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Cushing leads all rookies and ranks fifth in the NFL with 66 tackles this season. He has led or tied for the team lead in tackles six times in eight games.

When you're keeping company with Adrian Peterson and Ed Reed, as a rookie, you just might have a future in this league, no matter what a moronic blogger says about you. Congratulations to Cush.