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Chiefs’ Hali is AFC Defensive Player of Week

Updated: 2013-12-11T17:28:51Z


The Kansas City Star

Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Hali, 30, recorded five tackles and two sacks in the Chiefs' 45-10 win over Washington on Sunday. He now has 11 sacks, only 3 1/2 short of his career-high of 14 1/2, which he set in 2010.

Prior to Sunday, Hali ― who has been plagued by a sprained ankle in recent weeks ― had gone five games without a sack.

When asked Sunday if he finally feels 100 percent, Hali just shook his head and chuckled.

“It still hurts,” Hali said.

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