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Houston Feels Chiefs Have Best Pass Rushing Duo in NFL

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Justin Houston and teammate Tamba Hali, who plays on the opposite side of Houston on the Chiefs’ defensive line, anchor one of the league’s best defenses with dominant pressure on opposing teams’ quarterbacks. In Houston’s mind, he and Hali make up the best pass-rushing duo in the NFL, Hays Rule of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports .

“I’d say so. I think everybody should think the same way,” Houston said at Charles Johnson’s Sports Academy and Community Night last month in Hawkinsville. “I think you should think that as an NFL player, think you’re the best and believe you’re the best. I really do think we are.”

But it’s not just a matter of believing; the stats are in the duo’s favor. Since Houston was drafted 70th overall by Kansas City in 2011, the two have combined for 86.5 sacks, by far the best by any duo during the span.

Houston alone accounted for 22 sacks last year, which ranks second in NFL history for a single season behind only Michael Strahan, who finished with 22½ sacks in 2011.

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