* HOUSTON –The NFL announced today Houston Texans K Kris Brown was named *AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, capturing his first honor of the year and his second as a Texans. Brown becomes the Texans first two-time winner. He received the honor for his Week 3 game-winning field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004.
The Texans join the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars as the only AFC teams to have at least one player of the week on offense, defense and special teams this season.
Brown (5-11, 208), ended the Texans nine game losing streak to the Indianapolis Colts with a 48-yard field goal at time expired that gave Houston a 27-24 win. He connected on a 42 yarder that made the score 24-17 midway through the fourth quarter.
Brown has connected on his last seven field goal attempts in the month of December. The Texans tied a team high with their second win in December, while picking up their third win over a division opponent, second most in franchise history.
For his career as a Texan, Brown kicked his third game-winning field goal with under a minute on Sunday. On opening weekend 2003, Brown kicked a 35 yarder to give Houston a 21-20 win over the Miami Dolphins, making the Texans the only expansion team to win their first two season openers. In 2004, Brown hit a 49-yard field goal as time expired to give Houston a 24-21 win, its first on the season.
The Texans have won eight Player of the Week awards in team history. Brown joins LB DeMeco Ryans (Week 13) and WR Andre Johnson (Week 4) as the Texans third AFC Player of the Week, most in franchise history in one season. The Texans have won special teams honors for the fifth consecutive season. The past Texans winners are KR Avion Black (2002), P Chad Stanley (2003), Kris Brown (2004) and Jerome Mathis (2005).