KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 31: Brandon Flowers #24 and Brandon Carr #39 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after a tackle during the game against the Buffalo Bills on October 31 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs defense might be the surprise of the year in the NFL as they took a major leap into what many would consider an above average defense. They're a solid group and in that group we've got some individuals who are putting up terrific seasons.
Here are the candidates for defensive MVP:
CB Brandon Flowers. He's had a terrific season even if the last game was rough at times. He's pushing for Pro Bowl status.
LB Tamba Hali: He's also pushing for Pro Bowl status. He goes 100 percent all the time which is why I like watching him so much. His stats don't accurately reflect his impact.
LB Derrick Johnson: Here's another guy from the Herm Edwards era that has had a great season. Who saw this coming? OK, maybe a lot of you once he got some playing time.
DE Glenn Dorsey: He was making strides in 2009 so his continued good play is no surprise.
DE Shaun Smith: He'd probably be my surprise of the year. He kept Tyson Jackson on the bench a few weeks ago. Smith's another guy I love watching.
S Eric Berry: He's made some rookie mistakes along the way but he also has two picks and two sacks. He's rough around the edges but it's a good start for him.
Who is your defensive MVP through the first half?
CB Brandon Flowers (415 votes)
LB Tamba Hali (1028 votes)
LB Derrick Johnson (585 votes)
DE Glenn Dorsey (60 votes)
DE Shaun Smith (30 votes)
S Eric Berry (48 votes)
Other (6 votes)
2172 total votes