Harrison Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Harrison named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

 
 
Steelers linebacker James Harrison was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the San Diego Chargers.
 
 
DEFENSE: LB JAMES HARRISON, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
        Harrison registered two pivotal plays that directly led to five of the Steelers' 11 points in a 11-10 win against the Chargers. In the second quarter, Harrison sacked and forced a fumble on quarterback PHILIP RIVERS in the Chargers' end zone, which resulted in a safety. With the Chargers driving to Pittsburgh's 17-yard line with 1:33 left in the first half, Harrison picked off Rivers at the Steelers 10-yard line for his first interception of the season and returned it 33 yards to set up JEFF REED's 21-yard field goal to end the half and pull Pittsburgh within 7-5. On the NFL's top ranked defense, the veteran linebacker is second in the league with a career-high 12.0 sacks through Week 11.
 
In his fifth year from Kent State, this is Harrison's second career Defensive Player of the Week Award. Harrison most recently won the award in 2007 (Week 9). He joins safety TROY POLAMALU (Week 2) as the second Steelers defensive player to win the award in 2008. 
 
 
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2008 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

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Defense
Special Teams
Wk 1
RB Willie Parker, Pittsburgh
CB Cortland Finnegan, Tennessee
WR-KR Roscoe Parrish, Buffalo
Wk 2
WR Brandon Marshall, Denver
S Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
LB Keith Bulluck, Tennessee
Wk 3
RB Ronnie Brown, Miami
CB Antonio Cromartie, San Diego
K Josh Scobee, Jacksonville
Wk 4
QB Brett Favre, New York
LB Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
K Jeff Reed, Pittsburgh
Wk 5
QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh
LB Gary Brackett, Indianapolis
K Matt Prater, Denver
Wk 6
QB Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
CB Eric Wright, Cleveland
WR-PR Jacoby Jones, Houston
Wk 7
QB Matt Cassel, New England
LB Terrell Suggs, Baltimore
K Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland
Wk 8
QB Chad Pennington, Miami
S Chris Hope, Tennessee
WR-PR Jacoby Jones, Houston
Wk 9
QB Joe Flacco, Baltimore
DT Kris Jenkins, New York
K Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis
Wk 10
QB Jay Cutler, Denver
LB Ray Lewis, Baltimore
P Craig Hentrich, Tennessee
Wk 11
QB Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
LB James Harrison, Pittsburgh
KR-RB Leon Washington, New York

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