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Chiefs have another defensive player of the week

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The NFL has handed out six 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.

Hali is the second Chiefs player to pick up weekly defensive honors this season. Linebacker Justin Houston received the award twice in September on the way to being named the conference’s defensive player of the month as well.

The two linebackers have combined for 17 sacks so far this season, well ahead of the second-place Ravens duo of Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil when it comes to the most sacks by a pair of teammates so far this season.

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27 Responses to “Chiefs have another defensive player of the week”
  1. shayeezy says: Oct 16, 2013 11:40 AM

    best defense in the league

  2. joetoronto says: Oct 16, 2013 11:42 AM

    La Bamba is overrated, he feasted on a really banged up O-line.

  3. somethingsmellsrotten says: Oct 16, 2013 11:42 AM

    He should send a check to Pryor for letting him have those sacks by being completely clueless.

  4. klutch14u says: Oct 16, 2013 11:58 AM

    I really thought it was gonna be Cooper. Maybe he’ll get rookie. Congrats Tamba

  5. poridge1214 says: Oct 16, 2013 12:03 PM

    If the NFL has handed out 3 AFC defensive player of the week honors all season, then how do the Chiefs have 3 and the rest of the AFC also have 3?

  6. wearethesteelers says: Oct 16, 2013 12:19 PM

    Play a real team.

  7. banger60 says: Oct 16, 2013 12:20 PM

    GO CHIEFS, we have waited along time, excellent defense!

  8. sicklnick121 says: Oct 16, 2013 12:21 PM

    Obviously they just look at stats, cause if they saw the game the realize Pryor is the one who did the tackling, I think he still had lingering concussion symptoms that made him think he was suppose to run into the defenders

  9. repmochief50 says: Oct 16, 2013 12:28 PM

    You crack me up Joe. 70 career sacks,3 Pro Bowl selectios, All Rookie team, and 2 All Pro selections. The only thing overrated is your opinion of yourself!

  10. kcflake says: Oct 16, 2013 12:39 PM

    Yeah baby! Go Chiefs! Tamba & J Houston are a Force to be reckoned with.

  11. nelly837 says: Oct 16, 2013 12:54 PM

    wearethesteelers says:
    Oct 16, 2013 12:19 PM
    Play a real team.

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    Lol a real team? The Steelers should be thanking the schedule makers they didn’t put your 1-5 Steelers on KC’s schedule. KC might set a record for sacks against that Swiss cheese O-line and Big Ben would probably be on a IR. The Steelers are a joke and so are you.

  12. kcbaby58 says: Oct 16, 2013 12:57 PM

    Only team we have played that the steelers could beat is Jacksonville… Maybe lol.

  13. greg2geez says: Oct 16, 2013 12:59 PM

    The Chiefs D had better win them games because Alex Smith won’t.

  14. bstamm11 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:01 PM

    @wearethesteelers @joetoronto……Go troll another board. Tamba is a monster and has been since he came into the leauge and the “play a real team” comment (especially from a Steelers fan)….come on guy, you’re better than that. Every week in the NFL is a battle. Lets talk about how the Broncos only beat JAX by 16 when they “should have” won by 27. 6-0 is 6-0 and we’ll be 9-0 by the break. Quit being a hater. GO CHIEFS!!!!

  15. kcsam76 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:05 PM

    The AFC defensive player of the week should go to the Raiders decimated offensive line.

  16. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:25 PM

    Is anyone willing to say now that Terrelle Pryor is horrible? He just is. He has abused weak defense but against a strong defense like KC, he just looked lost.

  17. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:27 PM

    @wearethesteelers, so I guess KC has played six nothing teams in a row, whereas the Steelers defeated the mighty Jets eh?

    LOL

  18. toybkshr says: Oct 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    Long way to go, but that D is for real. Wish my team’s D was that good. They may not avg below 7 pts/gm going fwd., but they will keep the Chiefs in the hunt.

  19. jjackwagon says: Oct 16, 2013 1:40 PM

    @wearethesteelers

    By that logic every team that has beaten the Steelers isn’t a real team either.

  20. azarkhan says: Oct 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Play a real team.

    Which the Steelers are not.

  21. azarkhan says: Oct 16, 2013 1:49 PM

    Really looking forward to seeing Chiefs vs. Broncos on Nov 17 and Dec 1.

  22. fancyleague says: Oct 16, 2013 1:58 PM

    Kansas City needs to change its team name. Chief really is a derogatory nickname for Native Americans.

  23. phloorioisanarcissist says: Oct 16, 2013 2:01 PM

    @wearethe(weak)steelers

    BE a real team.

  24. dt58 says: Oct 16, 2013 2:29 PM

    “fancyleague says:
    Oct 16, 2013 1:58 PM
    Kansas City needs to change its team name. Chief really is a derogatory nickname for Native Americans”

    When Lamar Hunt moved the team from Texas to KC they had a contest to decide the name. The people voted for the name “Chiefs” to honor their mayor, Harold Roe Bartle, whose nickname was Chief. Please, in your obvious infinite knowledge, explain to me how that is racist. If your going to run your mouth, at least have a little knowledge behind what your saying instead of just spouting off to hear yourself speak.

  25. raiderapologist says: Oct 16, 2013 4:03 PM

    cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:25 PM

    Is anyone willing to say now that Terrelle Pryor is horrible? He just is. He has abused weak defense but against a strong defense like KC, he just looked lost.
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    I think his 3rd string center had a little trouble making line calls. He got his brains beat in, and he was rattled. He had a terrible game. That doesn’t make him horrible.

  26. ivanpavlov0000 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:14 PM

    That performance against the Raiders was one of the most dominant defensive displays I’ve ever seen. It was like a pro team playing against high schoolers. Pryor is going to have nightmares about that game for the rest of his life.

  27. onbucky96 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:25 PM

    I find the Chiefs name and logo offensive.

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