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Tamba Hali won't play, but Justin Houston will.
With Hali serving a one-game suspension to open the season, Kansas City hopes Houston can step in as its premier pass rusher this weekend.
The second-year linebacker out of Georgia recorded 5.5 sacks last season, all in the last five games of the season.
His first for this year could come as soon as Sunday if the Falcons aren't able to block him effectively.
Specifically, if Sam Baker can't block him effectively.
Houston is listed at left outside linebacker, but the Chiefs would be smart to slide him into Hali's position on the right side, where he would square up against Atlanta's much-maligned left tackle. Regardless of which side he ends up on, don't be surprised to see him double-teamed on passing downs if the Falcons' line struggles early against him.
With Houston taken care of, Matt Ryan should get all the time he needs to throw the ball downfield.