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Justin Houston the favorite to win the NFL sack title

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The Chiefs LB is the odds-on favorite to win the sack title this year.

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Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston has slowed his sack pace quite a bit over the last few weeks but he remains atop the NFL for sacks on the season. Houston is tied with the Baltimore Ravens' Elvis Dumervil for the NFL lead in sacks at 16.

There are three games left in the season. What are the odds that Houston wins the sack title? Glad you asked! Here is where Bovada has it (current sacks in parentheses):

Justin Houston (16): 7/4

Elvis Dumervil (16): 9/4       

J.J. Watt (14.5): 3/1       

Connor Barwin (13.5): 7/1       

Von Miller (13): 8/1

Houston is in a contract year, which means he is going to get P-A-I-D. By someone. Hopefully that someone is the Chiefs. At the very least, rest assured that the Chiefs will use the franchise tag on the potential NFL sack king if they need to. Houston and the Chiefs will face the Raiders, Steelers and Chargers in the final three games of the season.