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Rejuvenated pass rush powers Chiefs defense

(TSX / STATS) -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston stood at his locker after Sunday's game against the Eagles lamenting the few things that went wrong for his defense in a 27-20 win over the Eagles rather than the many things that went very well.

"We've got to do better as a whole," Houston said. "We made some plays when we needed to, but again we've got to do better."

The Chiefs defense getting better should send shivers through every offense in the AFC. The team that ranked 28th in the NFL a year ago with just 28 sacks currently sits tied at No. 2 with nine sacks. And that's against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots as well as elusive Carson Wentz and a Philadelphia Eagles offensive line anchored by Lane Johnson and Jason Peters.

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AFC West Division
TeamWLTPct
Denver 2001.000
Oakland 2001.000
Kansas City 2001.000
Los Angeles 020.000
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: A. Smith619
Pass TDs: A. Smith5
Rush Yds: K. Hunt229
Rush TDs: K. Hunt3
Rec Yds: T. Hill176
Rec TDs: K. Hunt2
Int: C. Jones1
Sacks: J. Houston3.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 881 (2)
Passing Yards: 619 (5)
Rushing Yards: 297 (2)
Points per game: 34.5 (2)
Yards per game: 440.5 (2)
Touchdowns: 9 (1)
Field Goals: 2 (27)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 777 (29)
Passing Yards: 600 (29)
Rushing Yards: 231 (21)
Points per game: 23.5 (25)
Yards per game: 388.5 (29)
Touchdowns: 5 (27)
Field Goals: 4 (18)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/19 G. Atkinson III pract. squad add
9/19 K. Reaser pract. squad add
9/19 D. Ross pract. squad add
9/19 R. Hatley pract. squad del
9/19 T. Nixon pract. squad del
9/16 C. Spiller cut
9/16 A. Hunt active/prac. squad
9/13 R. Hatley pract. squad add
9/13 J. Cheek pract. squad del
9/9 J. Devey signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/17 R. Ragland knee (Doubtful)
9/17 K. Pierre-Louis illness (Questionable)
9/17 R. Parker ankle (Questionable)
9/17 P. Ehinger knee (Doubtful)
9/9 E. Berry ruptured left Achilles (IR)
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