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Tamba Hali nearing Neil Smith in Chiefs career sack leaders

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Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali has 3.5 sacks on the season which puts him on pace for seven sacks this year. It also puts him on pace to surpass Neil Smith for second place all time in the Chiefs sack record behind Derrick Thomas.

Here are the Chiefs all-time sack leaders*

1. Derrick Thomas (126.5)

2. Neil Smith (85.5)

3. Tamba Hali (83)

*Neil Smith has 104.5 in his entire career but 85.5 of them came with the Chiefs

Can he do it? It seems likely given how well he has played in the past few weeks. You could also see it as unlikely if you believe that Hali, 32, will wear down as the season goes on. This is likely his last season as a Chief, and perhaps his last in the NFL. The Chiefs career sack leaders can be seen here (sort by sacks).

Also impressive for Hali's career is that he is one sack away from tying Raiders great Howie Long for 50th in NFL history in sacks. Here's a list of the NFL's career leader in sacks.

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