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.