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Kansas City Chiefs Pass Rush Has Gone From Awful To Average

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If you've been a Kansas City Chiefs fans, then you know what the pass rush has been like the last two years. Terrible. Awful. Gross.

All acceptable descriptive terms. 

This year, however, they're average at No. 18 in the NFL, which is a big jump from the group that set an NFL record in 2008 with just 10 sacks.

What's interesting, though, is how they're doing it.

The Chiefs have nine sacks this season. Eight of those have come with four or fewer pass rushers.That's a pretty good number -- only six teams have sacked the quarterback more with four or fewer pass rushers.

That's huge because it means they can leave the secondary in place and still get to the quarterback. It helps show why the defense has been so sound this year.

The Chiefs leader is Tamba Hali who's been getting some pub lately, and for good reason. The last Chief to have this many sacks through four games? DT.