A Look Back at the Chiefs' Awards from the 2016 Season

Kansas City racked up a number of honors throughout this past year

It is a rather simple concept.

When a team goes 12-4 in the National Football League like the Kansas City Chiefs did in 2016, that means it is made up of some very talented players, ones that are capable of winning weekly, monthly and even yearly awards.

In 2016, that happened. Here's a look back at the 29 awards and honors the Chiefs won throughout this past year:


Week 3: Marcus Peters, AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Peters earned the award for his game against the New York Jets, during which he had two interceptions off of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the first of which led to Kansas City's only offensive touchdown of the game. Peters intercepted Fitzpatrick again in the fourth quarter. MORE.

Week 10: Eric Berry, AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Berry had nine tackles (7 solo), two passes defensed, one tackle for loss and one interception returned for a touchdown in the Chiefs' 20-17 win over the Carolina Panthers. Berry's pick-six brought the Chiefs within three points in a game that they were down as many as 17. MORE.

Week 12: Tyreek Hill, AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Hill became the first player since Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers in 1965 to have a touchdown receiving, touchdown rushing and return touchdown in the same game. MORE.

Week 13: Eric Berry, AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Berry's first pick came near the end of the second quarter. He returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. Later in the game, in the fourth quarter, the Falcons had just scored to make it 28-27. Looking to extend their lead to three points instead of two, the Falcons opted for a two-point conversion. Berry picked off Matt Ryan's pass and returned it 99 yards for the first "pick-two" in NFL history. Berry also had two tackles in the game. MORE.

Week 14: Tyreek Hill, AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Hill had a 78-yard punt return touchdown to give the Chiefs a 21-3 lead late in the second half. MORE.

Week 17: Tyreek Hill, AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Hill had a 95-yard punt return touchdown in the third quarter to give the Chiefs a 34-17 lead and break the game open. It was the longest punt return touchdown in Chiefs franchise history. MORE.


November: Cairo Santos, AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Santos was a perfect 11 of 11 throughout the month, making two kicks from beyond 40 yards and a long kick of 51 yards. Santos was also a perfect 5 for 5 in extra points. Between field goals and extra points combined, Santos led all kickers throughout the league in points for the month with 38. MORE.

December: Tyreek Hill, AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

The accolades keep coming for the Kansas City Chiefs' rookie fifth-round pick, Tyreek Hill, who was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month on Thursday for his performance over the final five games of the regular season. MORE.


Safety Eric Berry, tight end Travis Kelce, cornerback Marcus Peters and returner Tyreek Hill were announced as Pro Bowlers for the 2016 season. MORE.

Linebacker D.J. Alexander, punter Dustin Colquitt and quarterback Alex Smith also attended the Pro Bowl as AFC alternates.


Tight end Travis Kelce, safety Eric Berry, cornerback Marcus Peters and Tyreek Hill (punt returner) were all named to the 2016 AP All-Pro first team.

Right tackle Mitch Schwartz, who was one of the prized free agents signed by the Chiefs last offseason, was named a second-team All-Pro. MORE.


Tight end Travis Kelce (All-AFC & All-NFL Team); cornerback Marcus Peters (All-AFC & All-NFL Team); safety Eric Berry (All-AFC & All-NFL Team); punt returner Tyreek Hill (All-AFC & All-NFL Team). Hill also earned an All-AFC Team award as a kick returner. MORE.

The Chiefs led all clubs in four All-Rookie selections. Kansas City had defensive lineman Chris Jones and a triple honor by Tyreek Hill, who was selected as kick returner, punt returner and special teamer. MORE.

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