ILB Derrick Johnson
The former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2005 continues to flourish at his inside linebacker position. Johnson had eight more tackles on the day and was a force on run defense, stopping Colts' backs in the backfield on more than one occasion.
ILB Jovan Belcher
Belcher continued to show why he is very good against the run in this game. He had four tackles for the Chiefs defense, but still continues to struggle in pass coverage.
OLB Tamba Hali
Hali was relatively silent for the Chiefs' defense on Sunday. Although he did look good on a few running plays, the Colts' offensive line held him to zero sacks and he wasn't able to consistently apply pressure on QB Curtis Painter.
OLB Justin Houston
The rookie had just one tackle, but still did a nice job of getting pressure on Painter on a few different plays during the game. He look like a talented kid, but still is a work in progress at this point.
OLB Andy Studebaker
Studebaker was practically handed the starting OLB spot after veteran Mike Vrabel retired this past offseason. However, he has failed to take over the spot due to his lack of talent/consistent pass rush when he is in the game. Games like this show why Studebaker is better suited to come off the bench, instead of starting for the KC defense.
OLB Cameron Sheffield
Sheffield was drafted with the hope that he would eventually be able to apply pressure on the opposing QB. After five games this season, it still hasn't happened.
Overall Grade: C