The Kansas City Chiefs have a gigantic game this Sunday against the Denver Broncos. The two teams are tied atop the AFC West with 9-2 records and the Chiefs will be looking for revenge after the Broncos handed them their first loss of the season back on Nov. 17.
However, if Kansas City is going to even up the season series and grab a solo lead of the division, it is likely going to have to do so without one of it's top defensive players.
Houston leads the Chiefs with 11 sacks this season, but hasn't recorded one in the last three games. His loss is significant for the Kansas City defense because it plays much better with him in the lineup.
With Houston on the field this season the Chiefs have allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete 54.8 percent of their passes with an average of 6.7 yards per attempt, and 10 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.
But, when Houston is not on the field they have allowed a 65.6 completion percentage, 10.8 yards per attempts and three touchdowns with no interceptions.