While I was writing that title, Silverback forced like 6 more fumbles.
Harrison, who followed up a Defensive Player of the Year award with 4 meh games pretty much doubled his key stats against the Lions. His 3 sacks pushed his season total to 6, and another forced fumble moved him to 3 on the year. It's why I used a picture of him causing Culpepper to fumble as the lead picture on this week's MMCNY.
So yeah...the 3-sack performance got him the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award. That's now a defensive player, offensive player and special teams player taking home the award for the Steelers within the first 5 weeks of the season. Everyone hating on any of those squads can read that and shut up. No team is perfect, but I'll take the slightly flawed one that routinely houses beasts.
Congrats to James on the honor. And also for blowing my mind with that ridiculous Troy Polamalu shirt he's wearing. Made me have to move my AFCDPOTW title to the side and off the shirt for the second consecutive time.
Thanks to Cotter for the heads up. Can't believe we missed that yesterday.