Kansas City Chiefs look to shine in Pro Bowl

By Damon Salvadore
Kyle Terada-US Presswire


It may have been a disappointing season for the Kansas City Chiefs, but their season isnt over just yet. Come Sunday numerous Chiefs players will show off their skills and abilities on national television. The NFL Pro Bowl, which feature the best players of the 2012 season voted by fans, players and coaches will be played in Hawaii for the 32nd time in the last 33 years. The Chiefs have six Pro Bowlers.

No surprise leading the way for the Chiefs is running back Jamaal Charles. Charles had an incredible return from missing almost all of last season with an ACL injury. He rushed for a career high 1,509 rushing yards. One could make the case that Charles is the comeback player of the year instead of Peyton manning or Adrian Peterson. Charles is the only offensive player on the Chiefs going to Hawaii.

The defensive squad is where the talent is. Inside Linebacker Derrick Johnson has only gotten better and he will be going for his second consecutive year. This season he put opposing running backs on the ground with a career high 110 tackles. Granted the Pro Bowl is not very physical, Thomas deserved the votes. He deserves a weekend in Hawaii to just have fun with fellow superstar players.

Another Chiefs defender going to the Pro Bowl is Eric Berry. This No. 5 overall pick will also be going for the second time. And Just like Charles, Berry missed all of last season with a torn ACL. His comeback this season is very impressive as he finished second on the team in tackles and managed to start every game. Berry isn’t on Ed Reeds level yet, but he is becoming a terror in the open field for opposing wide receivers.

Other Chiefs players include, punter Dustin Colquitt who ranks near the top in almost every category. Justin Houstan made it as a replacement with an impressive team leading 10 sacks, and Tamba Hali followed with nine sacks as a starting linebacker for the AFC. The Chiefs rivals the Oakland Raiders only sent one player to the Pro Bowl.


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