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Andy Reid for coach of the year? Bill Cowher thinks so

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The Kansas City Chiefs have tied a franchise record with their ninth straight win and clinched a playoff berth with the AFC West still in play. Considering they started 1-5, that's simply amazing.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid deserves a lot of credit, which CBS commentator Bill Cowher is willing to give him.

"When you talk about coach of the year, my vote right now would go to Andy Reid," Cowher said on CBS. "1-5, they win nine straight games, they lose Jamaal Charles, everyone has them done, dead and buried, forget about them. They're playing football and the credit goe sto that man."

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Cowher also points out that the Chiefs held the Browns to 13 points despite missing their two best pass rushers.

"Alex Smith has come up, you talk about the running backs ... and the defense they played today without Justin Houston and Tamba Hali," Cowher said. "This is a very good football team. They can run the ball, they make plays and they don't beat themselves. They're going to be tough in the playoffs."

A couple other quotes from the CBS team:

Tony Gonzalez: "The biggest difference between last year's team and this year's team is Marcus Peters."

Bart Scott: "You have to give the credit to Bob Sutton who rallied these troops. They weren't playing well early in the season. Bob Sutton is a tremendous teacher. He was my linebacker coach with the Jets. He's coaching these guys up to make sure they don't give up the big plays."