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Andy Reid thinks Justin Houston will be be ready for the playoffs

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The Justin Houston situation took a turn for the optimistic. Maybe.

KC Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the Chargers game that Houston, who missed the last two games, should be back for the playoffs. “I think we’ll be good there,” Reid said when asked about Houston and Spencer Ware, who was also out in this game with a rib injury.

That would be great news for the Chiefs because they need Houston. I think they can probably make a run with or without him but no doubt it would be better with him in the lineup. Not just from a pass rushing perspective either. Houston’s run defense is missed too.

The question is how healthy he will be. He can play just to play and not make an impact but what the Chiefs need is a healthy Justin Houston. The Chargers are not a very good offensive line and the Chiefs couldn’t get home against them on Sunday. Houston was a monster against the Broncos earlier this year. They need that Houston back.

Either way, we know not to count the Chiefs out.