Jurrell Casey Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week following his two-sack performance in Sunday's win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Titans Online looks at DT Jurrell Casey's two-sack performance vs. Jacksonville that earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

Early in the second quarter, Casey ended a Jaguars drive with a four-yard sack on third down against Jaguars QB Blake Bortles. Later in the second quarter, Casey posted a nine-yard sack to give him four total sacks in 2014 and 20 in his four-year career.  

Casey also added a career-high nine tackles and a tackle for loss. Seven of his tackles came behind or within three yards of the line of scrimmage. Casey, who leads the Titans with four sacks this season, is the only NFL defensive tackle with multiple two-sack games this season (two).

His effort against the Jaguars was the fifth game in his career with two sacks and was part of a six-sack performance by Tennessee's defense, its most since a seven-sack game against the Jaguars on Dec. 30, 2012.

In his fourth season from Southern California, It marked Casey's first time winning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, and was the first time a Titans/Oilers defensive tackle won the award since Ray Childress in Week 18 of the 1993 season.

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