It’s pretty freaking cool,” Townsend said. I had been hoping for a couple of players of the week, and that’s a pretty cool honor and obviously one that doesn’t come around too much, but I couldn’t help but think, after the month I had, that hopefully I’d get a shot at getting this, because punters don’t get it very often.
On today’s “Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell,” RJ gives you his Best Bet for NFL Week 13. Coming off a bye, many are riding high on the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. But this week they face the stingy Denver Broncos defense, and with a 9.5 point spread to cover, RJ thinks this is a tall task for Kansas City’s offense, which has struggled at points this season.
The Kansas City Chiefs have the second-best scoring defense in the NFL since Week 8. The addition of edge rusher Melvin Ingram and the return of several injured Chiefs returning to the defense (linebacker Anthony Hitchens, defensive end Frank Clark) has helped spark the turnaround of their season. But cornerback L’Jarius Sneed’s physicality in the run game and in coverage has been apparent in the way that the Chiefs have played defense during this stretch.