Chiefs LB Johnson reaching higher levels

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 26, 2011
Derrick Johnson seems to be getting better and better. Kansas City's inside linebacker came into his own last year, compiling a team-high 147 tackles as the Chiefs won the AFC West. Last week in a 28-0 shutout of Oakland, Johnson had perhaps his best game since he was drafted in 2005. He had 12 solo tackles, and got credit for three of the four stops in a goal-line stand while the Chiefs were protecting a 14-0 lead. Coach Todd Haley says Johnson made some ''phenomenal'' plays in what was probably his best game ever.
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