Chiefs vs. Bills: Earning Their Arrowheads

We begrudgingly continue with our weekly “Earning Their Arrowheads” series, a column meant to recognize the Chiefs’ coaches and players who pulled their weight in the previous week’s game.

This may not come as a surprise, but this is going to be a short list.

1. Justin Houston

On a team with absolutely no consistency or passion, Justin Houston is one of the only players who looks like he gives a damn. He was good for one QB hit, two pressures, four stops and five tackles against the Bills. Pro Football Focus gave him a +2.1 grade on the day. He has a +2.5 mark on the season and is one of the few Chiefs defenders trending upward instead of straight to hell.

2. Stanford Routt

Routt has held his own in a horrid secondary. He allowed only two receptions for 34 yards Sunday. He also defended a pass.

3. Branden Albert

Despite giving up a crucial sack against the Falcons, Albert has been one of KC’s best players this season. PFF gives him an overall grade of +5.2, which is the highest of any player on the team thus far. He turned in a +3.1 grade vs. the Bills. He gave up only one hurry Sunday. His run blocking has been average but his pass blocking has been above average in both games. His sack hurt vs. the Atlanta but many a good tackle has gotten beat by John Abraham.

4. Kevin Boss

Hopefully Boss is ok. He nearly got his neck broken Sunday and he still managed to hold onto the ball. He’s been terrific and the Chiefs need him back on the field.

That’s it for this week. To be honest with you, I’m shocked we even got to four.

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  • wolfpack

    You left one out…..arrowheads to any fan that could stomach watching the whole game.

  • chiefridgy

    5. Chiefs fans for sticking by their team.
    Though they’ve had it rough over the years they continue to stand by the red and gold in hopes of someday reaching the promise land again.
    GO CHIEFS!!!

  • Tarkus

    Good to hear about Routt. The Carr fanatics are already insufferable.

  • ArrowFan

    What where Winston’s grades?

  • KCMikeG

    What Bowe’s 100 yards with two TD’s don’t earn one? Draughn would be a candidate for one because he seems play like he cares. I know most of Cassel’s stats were in the 4th quarter but they were still vs the #1′s of the bills defense so 300 yards, 2 TD’s and a 21 yard scramble to set up Hillis end zone fumble should earn one too.