Chiefs vs. Ravens: Tamba Hali, Justin Houston will be a load for Baltimore

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The Ravens offensive line will now have to deal with two pass rushers from the Chiefs.

In what has been a bad season for the Kansas City Chiefs, let's take a moment to note something that's developing with this team -- a pass rush. For the first time since I was a kid, the Chiefs appear to be on the verge of putting out two legit pass rushers in Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

It wasn't that long ago that the Chiefs were setting a new NFL record for ineptitude with 10 sacks in the 2008 season.

"They are just both fast, speed edge rushers," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. "They are both explosive athletic guys. They're more explosive, athetic type rushers more than power rushers, but they have power. They are just good players."

That's how I'd describe Tamba -- just a good player. Even if he doesn't have a sack in a game, he's probably affecting the quarterback, like he did the last time these two teams played. In that 2011 playoff game, Hali had two sacks and a forced fumble.

"He's one of the best," Ravens left tackle Michael Oher said, via the Ravens official site. "He has a variety of different moves. He can use speed or power. He just gets after it and has a knack for finishing."

The good news: Oher is coming off a game where he had three penalties by himself.

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