Kansas City Chiefs: 6 Players Who Could Make the Pro Bowl
With the 2011 NFL season nearly half way over, it's time that we take a look at potential Pro Bowl selections for each team.
The Kansas City Chiefs were able to send four players last year, and hope to send many more in 2011.
Here are six players that could make the Pro Bowl for Kansas City this season.
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What more can you say about Dwayne Bowe?
He has been fantastic this season, catching 29 passes for 496 yards and four touchdowns for this Chiefs offense.
Bowe has also been much more consistent than he was last season by eliminating more dropped passes so far in 2011.
The Chiefs' star wideout is well on his way to his second straight Pro Bowl selection this year.
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Derrick Johnson has been a monster this season.
His play is a big reason why KC has won three straight and is now sitting one game behind San Diego for first place in the division.
He already has 44 tackles and four pass deflections in the first six games of the '11 season.
If he can continue to play like this, he will easily make his first Pro Bowl in January.
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If you were reading this list a few weeks ago and saw Flowers' name, you might think that I was crazy.
However, after a couple solid performances from the Chiefs' star CB, he is back on track this season.
Last week, he had a Pro Bowl-type performance when he picked off two passes and brought one back to the house in his team's win over the Raiders.
If Flowers can play with more consistency from week to week, he should have a solid chance of making the Pro Bowl this year.
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Branden Albert seems to never get the respect that he deserves for how he has played throughout his career.
Before each of the last two NFL Drafts, there was talk about KC selecting a left tackle in the first round to replace Albert.
After six games of the '11 season, it appears that Albert is in Kansas City to stay.
He has dominated opposing defensive linemen for the most part, and appears primed for his first career Pro Bowl selection later this season.
The Chiefs made a bold move by releasing veteran Brian Waters in favor of little-known guard Jon Asamoah before the season began.
Fortunately for them, the second-year guard has been excellent so far in 2011.
He has already gone up against players like Marcell Dareus, Ndamukong Suh and Richard Seymour, and held his ground pretty well.
He is already playing like a guy that has a chance to make several Pro Bowls in the future and become a mainstay on this KC offensive line in the future.
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Hali hasn't been as impressive as he was in his breakout season in 2010.
The former Penn State star has only registered four sacks, and is one pace for only about 10 this year.
However, Hali has shown the ability to have big games from out of nowhere, and I expect at least a couple of those before the season is over.
Right now, he has the least chance to make the Pro Bowl out of all the players on this list, but he is still a favorite to make the trip after leading the AFC in sacks a season ago.