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Kansas City Chiefs pass rush is a game changer and should be ranked higher

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NFL.com's Bucky Brooks examined the NFL's scariest position groups in the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs pass rushers are not in the top 10.

I'm surprised at that considering Brooks ranked the Chiefs non-QB roster sixth in the NFL. The Chiefs had the second best defense in the NFL based on the stat that matters -- points allowed. Justin Houston was a freak and while Tamba Hali had a down year he was still effective (PFF's 13th rated OLB, second rated OLB in pass coverage). If you took 2014 Justin Houston and paired him with 2013 Tamba Hali I'm confident they would make an appearance on this list.

The Chiefs pass rush was so good that it made the rest of the defense look elite when perhaps it wasn't. I'm talking about the Chiefs secondary which did not allow a 300-yard passer all season. However, the Chiefs had a league-low six interceptions last season (that's still insane to think about) so it's not like that group was out making play after play. The pass rush helped them.

So I would put the Chiefs on this list. But I'm biased. Where would you put them?

10. Panthers linebackers

9. Ravens edge rushers

8. Jets defensive line

7. Broncos edge rushers

6. Eagles running backs

5. Seahawks safeties

4. Jets cornerbacks

3. Rams defensive line

2. Bills defensive line

1. Cowboys offensive line