With a 3-5 record, the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t exactly where they would like to be in the standings, considering the talent on the roster. However, the defense of the Chiefs has been consistently good all season long, currently sitting atop many of the NFL primary defensive statistics through the midway point of the season.
KC is 6th in overall team sacks with 21 on the year, and with players like Justin Houston, Tamba Hali, and Dontari Poe rushing the QB, Andy Reid has one of the more potent pass-rushing attacks of any team in the league.
Rookie corner Marcus Peters has 3 interceptions this season, which is good for a tie for 5th in the league among defensive backs.
Peters, the Chiefs No. 1 draft pick last summer, has been consistently good at tracking the ball and keeping receivers at bay throughout the first half of the year.
His ball-hawking defense and ball skills are already close to elite status for corners in the NFL, and just in his rookie year, you can expect him to only get better.
After coming off an achilles tear a year ago, linebacker Derrick Johnson has been magnificent in his return to the field. With 43 total tackles, Johnson is creeping up on the the all-time tackles record for the Chiefs and will almost certainly see his name in the ring of honor at Arrowhead Stadium down the road after his time in football is done.
The story of the year, however, goes to safety Eric Berry.
Berry, diagnoses with cancer last season, not only fought his illness and entered remission, but has come back stronger and as good if not in better shape than he was prior to his diagnosis.
Entering training camp, it wasn’t known what impact Berry would be able to make on the roster this season–if ever again. Berry proved to everyone his strength both physically and mentally, by returning to the field and taking over his full-time status this season.
By all accounts, Berry hasn’t missed a beat, and looks to be in perfect health as the season progresses. His story is truly one of guts and glory and will be told in Kansas Chiefs lore for years to come.
Kansas City enters a bye week looking to improve upon their recent two-game winning streak, but will hit the road for the next two games to take on rival Denver, followed by a trip to San Diego to take on Phillip Rivers and the Chargers.
Sunday, Nov. 29, they’ll be back home to face the Buffalo Bills, which currently have one of the better defensive units in football.
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