RB Jamaal Charles
- A home run hitter that Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said "might be the fastest player in football." Just more than a year removed from major knee surgery, Charles is leading the NFL in rushing (411 yards) while averaging nearly six yards per carry. He had just three yards on six carries during the Kansas City Chiefs' Week 3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, but had 87 rushing yards or more in each of the Chiefs' other three games, including 233 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's 27-24 overtime win against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.
WR Dwayne Bowe
- A unique blend of size, physicality and athleticism, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Bowe is quarterback Matt Cassel's unquestioned top target in the Chiefs' passing game. Bowe leads the Kansas City in catches (25), yards (349) and touchdown catches (3). He has been targeted more than twice as much as any other Chiefs pass catcher. Kansas City's first round pick in the 2007 NFL draft, Bowe recorded 995 yards or more during four of his first five NFL seasons. He had a career-high 15 scoring catches in 2010.
OLB Justin Houston
- Teamed with two-time Pro Bowler Tamba Hali, Houston helps form one of the better pass rushing tandems in the AFC. But while Hali has gotten off to a slow start this year, Houston hasn't. A skilled speed rusher, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Houston leads the Chiefs with four sacks, three of which came during Kansas City's Week 3 win against the Saints. Houston had 5.5 sacks as a rookie last season. He was selected by Kansas in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft out of the University of Georgia.