The defensive star of the Steelers' 17-7 win against the Chiefs was undoubtedly Bud Dupree. He finished the game with three tackles, two sacks, three quarterback hits and a pass defended in one half of football. But it wasn't just the production that drew my eye to Dupree's play, it was how he was getting the job done.
Let's take a closer look:
Dupree's four years with the Steelers have been a mixed bag of pure athleticism with inconsistent results — he's averaged five sacks a season and never produced at the level of a 22nd overall pick. He's still an explosive player who can accelerate quickly to beat linemen, but he hasn't been able to put it all together to make it count in the regular season.
What made these sacks different from Dupree's usual ones were the angles he created. He wasn't just winning because he was running around the edge.