Well, this is just getting ridiculous, thank goodness as another Kansas City Chiefs player is honored for outstanding play this year. The NFL announced Wednesday that linebacker Tamba Hali is the recipient of the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award for his dominating play in last Sunday’s 24-7 win against the Oakland Raiders. In the first six weeks of the season, a Chief has won this award three times.
During the Raiders game, Hali recorded four tackles and a career-high 3.5 sacks to help improve the Chiefs record to 6-0. Hali played a pivotal role in a defense that registered 10 sacks, most by an NFL team in a game this season. Through Week 6, the Chiefs rank #1 in QB sacks with 31.
Kansas City became the first team to have 10 sacks, three interceptions and an interception-return touchdown in a game since 1963 when the team sack became an official NFL statistic.
Hali (70) ranks third on the club’s all-time sack list behind Derrick Thomas (126.5) and Neil Smith (85.5). In his eighth season from Penn State, this is Hali’s second career Defensive Player of the Week award. He previously won it in 2010 (Week 3).
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