Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Bob Sutton masterminds Chiefs defense
Former Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton has done an exceptional job so far as Chiefs defensive coordinator, resurrecting a previously awful unit into one of the best in the game.
The Chiefs lead the NFL with fewest points allowed (65), are fifth in yards allowed (306.3) and lead with a whopping 30 sacks. They average five sacks a game; the Giants have just five sacks for the entire season.
What makes Sutton’s job all the more impressive: The majority of his starters were with the Chiefs last year during a 2-14 season.
Linebacker Justin Houston is tied for the NFL lead with 9.5 sacks, defensive tackle Dontari Poe already has a career-high 4.5 sacks, and linebacker Tamba Hali has 6.5 sacks, all of them in his last four games.