Cleveland Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“(What was) most important was getting a win against a rival and for the city of Cleveland," Jackson said of the award. "They deserved it. I know it has been a rocky year for everybody. To get a win makes it a little bit better, but it was great for the community and great for the young guys in this locker room to get a win against a rival like Pittsburgh.
"But I’m not about personal accolades. It’s great, don’t get me wrong. I put a lot of pride into what I do and I’m passionate about what I do. I love what I do and I love playing here in the city of Cleveland. It’s all about everyone in this locker room and the coaches. It’s a little bit better when you win games and as you guys know, there have been some rocky years at times. We had a great week last week hopefully we can carry it over to Oakland, get another win and start a streak here.”
Jackson had a team-high nine tackles, forced one of the Steelers eight fumbles and made one of the five fumble recoveries in the Browns 20-14 win at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
The Browns held the Steelers to 242 total yards on offense, including just 49 rushing yards, the lowest total a Browns defense has allowed since 2003.