It's a press release you almost cannot believe that you're reading. Not only was the Kansas City Chiefs win over the Green Bay Packers difficult enough to comprehend, but the play of the Chiefs' offensive line was particularly impressive -- a major feat for a unit that's been criticized all season. Yet Branden Albert and company played an exemplary game and now they are being honored by John Madden with the Madden Protectors Award for NFL's week 15:
Led by an interim Head Coach and a new quarterback at the helm, the Kansas City Cheifs delivered a tremendous performance by handing the Green Bay Packers their first loss of the season. Kyle Orton (Purdue) made his first start in a Chiefs uniform and by playing mistake-free football, Orton led the Chiefs to an impressive victory. The offensive line provided consistent protection all day, not allowing a single sack and only one hit on Orton. For the day, the Chiefs gained 438 yards. The Chiefs now join the list of this year’s contenders for the third annual Madden Protectors Award, presented by Prilosec OTC. The award honors the NFL’s best offensive line and will be presented during the week of Super Bowl XLVI, which will be played on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis. Past Madden Protectors Award recipients include the New England Patriots (2010) and the New Orleans Sains (2009).