Call it an ugly win. Call it a flawed victory. Whatever you call it just win, baby. That’s all that mattered and when it mattered most on Sunday for the Raiders Lamarr Houston made the biggest play of the game.
For his forced fumble in OT Houston was able to give the Raiders the chance to seal a come from behind victory over the Jaguars. For his seven tackle, one sack and one forced fumble effort overall Houston was named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week.
The honor is one that is long overdue for every member of Oakland’s talented yet inconsistent defensive line. Houston has shown promise from the moment he first put on Silver and Black. Until Sunday we hadn’t seen much of either his presence or that of any member on the D-line this year.
Hopefully the honor will spurn Houston on to future performances like his last. More importantly let’s hope the OT victory over Jacksonville pushes the Raiders in the right direction towards more W’s.
Congrats to Houston for his honor. It always feels good to be congratulated after a great day on the job.