Putting The Play Of Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers Into Perspective

CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Cornerback Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a touchdown with Eric Berry #29 against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 19 2010 in Cleveland Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs know they have a special player in CB Brandon Flowers. When given the chance, head coach Todd haley and other Chiefs players don't have anything bad to say about him.

I was reading the stats-based site Pro Football Focus the other day and two of their writers had Flowers in the running for MVP through the first quarter of the season. One comment in particular stood out to me.

This is the same sort of stuff that Revis did last year but no one seems interested.

My first thought: I mean we all think Flowers is good but New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis had one of the all-time great seasons in 2009.

We've got some numbers to put behind these Revis comparisons, courtesy KC Joyner of ESPN.com.

His 2010 coverage numbers have been simply phenomenal thus far. Flowers has been targeted 31 times and has allowed only 81 yards on those throws. That equals a ridiculously low 2.6 YPA, a number that is a full yard less than the eye-popping 3.6 YPA Revis posted last year. If he maintains anything close to this pace for the rest of the season, he should be a front-runner for both the Pro Bowl and All-Pro awards.

Uh...wow. Keep in mind Flowers has faced San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning. Those are two of the top five quarterbacks in the game.

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