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Chiefs’ Justin Houston could be facing a Giants offensive lineman making his first start

On the Arrowhead Pride podcast this week Pete Sweeney said that he thinks KC Chiefs LB Justin Houston can put up four sacks on Eli Manning and the Giants. I don’t even think that was an exaggeration because it sounds like Houston could be going up against a new Giants right tackle who has two career snaps to his name. Chad Wheeler, you could be having a very bad day on Sunday.

Via Ed Valentine of Big Blue View, the rookie talked as if he would be playing.

On Thursday, Wheeler certainly sounded like a guy who expected to be in the lineup against Kansas City.

“I can’t wait. It’s gonna be great,” he said on Thursday while surrounded by a half-dozen or so reporters, likely the biggest media crowd he has seen all season.

Houston could be in line for a big game. He was on the injury report for a couple of weeks leading up to the Chiefs bye week but this week he’s completely off the injury report. He should be healthy (healthy enough) for a big day.

The Chiefs need more big games from Houston and the rest of the pass rush. I view that as the single most important thing they need to work on in the second half of the season. Pressure can create turnovers.

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