Amon Gordon played a lot of snaps this week in place of injured defensive end/tackle Glenn Dorsey. He made the most of them. He registered a sack, a quarterback hit, a tackle for a loss and five total tackles(four of them solo). That's a lot of production the Chiefs have been missing from Dorsey, who after a very strong 2010 has seemingly disappeared.
Houston has been steadily getting better after a terrible beginning to his season. He was such a liability in coverage, the Chiefs couldn't afford to keep him on the field, but he's improving in that area. More importantly, his ability to get to the quarterback and speed that forces runners to go back inside are helping the team tremendously.
He may not have picked up a sack against the Patriots, but you would often find him in the backfield with Tamba Hali, forcing Tom Brady to get the ball out quickly.
Allen Bailey saw little time in the game but made his presence known by recovering the fumble that pass-rushing specialist Wallace Gilberry forced. He's a talented player who has a nose for the ball.
This was overall an excellent day for the Chiefs defensive front. They did a good job of getting to Brady and stuffed Ben-Jarvus Green-Ellis the majority of the day. The Chiefs defense allowed only 20 points to the Patriots for the majority of the game (discounting the seven they got in mop-up time while running down the clock).