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Tamba Hali Is Your AFC Defensive Player Of The Week


The Kansas City Chiefs boast one of the best defensive squads in the NFL, and now they boast their second AFC defensive player of the week as well.

Outside linebacker Justin Houston has won the award twice already this season, and took home the prestigious honor of being named the AFC’s defensive player of the month for September.

Not to be left out, his counterpart on the other side, outside linebacker Tamba Hali, has won the award this week for his great performance against the Chiefs’ rival, the Oakland Raiders.

Josh Alper of profootballtalk.com reports the good news:

The NFL has handed out three AFC defensive player of the week awards this season and the scoreboard shows the Chiefs and the other 15 teams in the conference tied with three apiece.

Linebacker Tamba Hali brought the honor home to Kansas City for the third time this season by sacking Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor 3.5 times in last weekend’s 24-7 victory. Hali’s efforts were part of a 10-sack performance by the Chiefs defense that drove them to their sixth straight win to open the season.

If you were able to watch the Chiefs beat up on the Raiders this past weekend, than you’d know that Hali deserves this honor. He was everywhere on the field for the Chiefs’ defense, and he made Terrelle Pryor’s day a living nightmare.

The Chiefs have made it clear that their success this season has been a team effort, but it’s good to see individuals getting the recognition they deserve as well.

Good job, Tamba.

Tags: Justin Houston Kansas City Chiefs Tamba Hali

  • Priest4Prez

    Tamba!!!

  • Michael Shaw

    Awesome!! So…………if my count is right, that makes 4 out of the 6 weeks this year that a Chief has taken a weekly honor award home with them. Houston, 2 AFC DPOW, McCluster 1 AFC STPOW and Tamba with his AFC DPOW!!!! Not bad for a team that was 2-14 last year!!!!!!!!! GO CHIEFS!!!!

  • Michael Shaw

    Just a thought, but does anyone know if they actually get anything for these awards?

    • chiefridgy

      They get a football

      • Michael Shaw

        A NFL regulation football or a trophy in the shape of the football?

        • chiefridgy

          Not really sure. When Houston got it they interviewed him and asked him and he responded and said a football.

  • Davé

    Its the only way this squad is getting attention. NFL Live today story list : Irsay, Manning, Manning, Brady, Live with Pats, Gronk’s status, Patriots Injuries……

    • kccush

      Not only that but the chiefs don’t get the just respect they are due.

  • ArrowFan

    Way to go Tamba. Huston set the bar now Tamba is just going to jump over it:)

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Those two are going to trade off all season. Teams have to pick their poison.

    • superman_25_58

      When they decide to double both of them than the opposing QB’s will get a Poeboys sandwich!

  • micah stephenson

    Good. He deserves it. Go Tamba. Go Chiefs.