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Chiefs De'Anthony Thomas Named AFC Special Teams POW

Thomas' special performance last Sunday earned him this honor

On Wednesday, Chiefs rookie De'Anthony Thomas was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance last Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

It was Thomas' 81-yard punt return for a touchdown, which was the 12th-longest return in franchise history, that got the scoring started for the Chiefs on the way to their 31-13 victory.


Thomas had eight punt returns on the day that totaled 156 yards, which sits as the second-best performance in franchise history (Dexter McCluster - 2013).

Prior to Sunday, the Chiefs only had two returns for touchdown against the Raiders in Arrowhead Stadium during their long-standing rivalry. The last was Tamarick Vanover back in 2000 and the first was JT Smith in 1979.

Photos from the Chiefs Week 15 matchup against the Raiders

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