Those are the number of times that the Patriots have won the division over the last decade compared to everyone else. With history of that magnitude in hand, even a reeling champion — and make no mistake, the Pats are reeling — requires someone to step up with authority to knock them off. And while the other contenders have had their moments, Geno Smith’s turnovers and Miami’s dreadful OL and Buffalo’s low-wattage passing game will prevent any of them from making up two games on the Pats down the stretch. Maybe next year.
The 6’3, 258 pound 24-year old has 11.0 sacks in 8 games, which is 2nd in the NFL only to Robert Mathis, and he’s added 29 tackles, 3 passes defensed, and a forced fumble to his statline. Houston was the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September, and the potent combination of he and Hali have amassed 20 sacks on the season. Kansas City’s 36 sacks is on pace for the NFL record by a team.
So how does the 2011 third round pick become a potential DPOY candidate? Amazing athleticism and elite versatility in pass rushing and run defense, plus the added bonus of an ability to drop into coverage. Kansas City can ask him to do just about anything.
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In addition to providing lockdown coverage, Alterraun Verner turns out to be the evil genius that his Bond-villain name suggests. Taking a page out of the Goldfinger playbook, he rigs the pregame flyover jets with nerve gas to incapacitate the Colts in their Week 11 matchup, and the Titans ride that momentum all the way to a division title.