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Kareem Jackson named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Kareem Jackson had the best game of his career in his homecoming to Houston. The Denver Broncos won the game 38-24.

Denver Broncos v Houston Texans Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos exploded in all three phases in a dominating 38-24 road win over the Houston Texans in Week 14. On defense, it was former Texan Kareem Jackson who spearheaded the way totaling 11 tackles, a 70-yard fumble return for a touchdown and an interception.

He was just the third player in NFL history to total over ten tackles, a fumble return for a touchdown, and an interception in a game joining Fred Weary (New Orleans, 1999) and Brian Urlacher (Chicago, 2011) as the only other players to do so.

His performance earned him an AFC Defensive Player of the Week award for Week 14. He is the first Bronco to earn an AFC Player of the Week award since Von Miller did it in Week 11 of last season. It is the 34th time a Broncos player has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week since the award began in 1984.

Jackson was signed as a free agent in March after spending the first nine seasons of his career with the Texans. Of the three major free agent signings the Broncos made, Jackson is also the only one of the three to contribute significantly on the field in 2019.