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Tamba Hali’s two sacks help him nab AFC defensive player of the week

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NFL teams scored more touchdowns on Sunday than on any other day in NFL history, so it should come as no surprise that there were a lot more candidates for this week’s offensive honors than there were for those on the defensive side of the ball.

Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali has emerged from that slender pack as the league’s choice for the weekly award. Hali had two sacks and five tackles as the Chiefs steamrolled the hapless Redskins 45-10 in Washington.

Hali now has 11 sacks on the season, but the pair against Washington were his first since Week Seven. The entire Chiefs pass rush had struggled for a few weeks, something that losing linebacker Justin Houston to a dislocated elbow didn’t help, so the six sacks against Washington and Hali’s return to form were quite welcome in Kansas City.

If Hali and company can keep it going this week and lead the team to another victory, the Chiefs will clinch a playoff berth.

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9 Responses to “Tamba Hali’s two sacks help him nab AFC defensive player of the week”
  1. Aqua Teen Hunger Force says: Dec 11, 2013 11:29 AM

    What’s so hard about sacking RG-3rd string?

  2. joetoronto says: Dec 11, 2013 11:30 AM

    Much like the rest of the team, La Bamba looks great against bad teams.

    House of cards.

  3. zam0854 says: Dec 11, 2013 11:33 AM

    I can think of more LBs from Penn State doing things in the NFL than Alabama RBs

  4. shayeezy says: Dec 11, 2013 11:52 AM

    @joetoronto

    better than whatever poor souls make up the raiders roster, who look great against no one ever.

  5. dcsween says: Dec 11, 2013 12:05 PM

    Tamba Hali’s two sacks also helped Mike Shanahan lose his mind.

  6. Chuck Norris says: Dec 11, 2013 12:23 PM

    2 sacks? Does that also mean he has 4 balls???

  7. johninthewest says: Dec 11, 2013 12:54 PM

    Team is still a fraud! Wow 2 sacks! That’s twice as many they had over the last 4-5 games!

  8. gpclaw says: Dec 11, 2013 1:01 PM

    Jason Worilds had 2 sacks and 8 tackles

  9. arowchief says: Dec 11, 2013 1:50 PM

    He might get again next week! Hey Joe!

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