KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a slow start to the season, this Kansas City Chiefs defense has been a force to be reckoned with.
For the second straight month, the AFC Defensive Player of the Month is coming from Bob Sutton's defense.
"I went and told Dee (Ford) I'm going to get this one this month. He laughed at me. I told him today, 'yep, it happened,'" said this month's winner, Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones.
Following the lead of Dee Ford, who took home the honor in October.
Chris Jones has been relentless against opposing quarterbacks. It's been a busy month for Jones—12 tackles including six for loss and he's recorded a sack in seven straight games. It's all been a part of the friendly competition among this Chiefs defense.
"It's more so a competitive thing. What we have in this defense [is] a bunch of guys that are hard working, that want to compete at any hour of the day," said Jones.
His defensive coordinator is happy with the way things are finally starting to come together.
"You're trying to get better every week as a collective unit to improve. That's the big challenge of this whole thing," said Bob Sutton.
While there has been steady improvement among this defense, the Chiefs still have a lot to improve on. They still are giving up an average of 414 yards per game and 27 points per game—something they hope to eliminate in the last five games of the regular season.