Several members of the Kansas City Chiefs made the All-AFC West team from Pro Football Focus and most of the faces will be familiar. However, Ryan Lilja even made the list for his play at guard this season for the Chiefs, and that comes as a surprise for many wondering if the Chiefs will replace him as a starter this off-season. That said, he's among those celebrated by PFF's Ben Stockwell.
Dwayne Bowe: Ryan Lilja: Derrick Johnson: Brandon Flowers: Tamba Hali: Javier Arenas:
"Bowe certainly had his problems keeping hold of the football–finishing sixth in the league in drops with 10–but he still made an outstanding contribution to the Chiefs’ offense this year while having to put up with a veritable carousel at quarterback."
"At left guard, Lilja makes the team in spite of missing time due to his consistency when he did play."
"Johnson in any other season would have been a first team All Pro and Defensive Player of the Year candidate with his consistency, big play ability, and clutch plays like his single-handed goal-line stand in Oakland. Unfortunately he was lost in the shuffle slightly of a stunning season of ILB play league wide."
"An easy choice at corner in the AFC West, with Flowers and Bailey showing all season why they are amongst the top corners in the NFL, excelling both in coverage and run defense. Flowers has a growing identity in the league and perhaps no game showed that more than the Chiefs Monday Night loss in New England where, on 32 coverage snaps, Flowers was not targeted once by Tom Brady."
"We decided to lever-in Hali at defensive end after he put forth yet another stunning season at outside linebacker for the Chiefs finishing the season as our No. 4 3-4 outside linebacker as a pass rusher. His output was down on his stunning 2010 season, but still 12 sacks, 10 hits, and 41 pressures is an excellent campaign"
"Jacoby Ford’s injury robbed the division of an impact returner, so Arenas’ consistency takes the All-Division nod."