Derrick Johnson wasn’t the only member of the Kansas City Chiefs defense that had an impressive showing Sunday night at the NFL Pro Bowl. Sure, the linebacker delivered a big hit on Jamaal Charles and was named team MVP on defense, but he doesn’t have a rumbling-tumbling highlight.
Dontair Poe, however, absolutely does.
The big man picked off Phillip Rivers with eight minutes left int he second quarter after the quarterback was hit by J.J. Watt. Hauling in the football at the 50 was impressive enough for the defensive tackle, but the return was even better.
Poe took off sprinting down the sideline and seemed to be destined for the end zone with a couple teammates helping to lead the way. Unfortunately for fat men everywhere, running back Mike Tolbert (who would later score the game-winning two point conversion) tripped up Poe just as he got to the 10-yard line.
Even though he didn’t finish the play, Poe’s interception and scamper set up Team Sanders inside the 10 and Cam Newton would punch it in for a score four plays later.