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KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 28: Outside linebacker Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after sacking quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

49. Justin Houston sets franchise sack record vs. Chargers (2014)

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston is dangerous on the field. He has the speed and the finesse moves to make offensive linemen miss and the power moves to push them down.

Houston was drafted 70th-overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Houston has been selected to three Pro Bowls, was named First-Team All-Pro in 2014, and was the NFL sacks leader that same year. In 2012 and 2013, Houston registered double-digit sacks, bringing down the quarterback 10 and 11 times in those seasons, respectively. Yet, it was not until the 2014 season that Houston showcased the kind of talent he truly has.

In the last game of the 2014 season, the Chiefs needed a miracle to get into the playoffs for a second straight year. Unfortunately Kansas City was eliminated in their game against the San Diego Chargers, but it was not the fault of Houston.

Houston was on fire, coming in with 18 sacks on the year, 4.5 short of the NFL record. He was also a mere two away from tying Chiefs great Derrick Thomas for most in a single season with 20. Houston would then put on an unforgettable performance, bringing down Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers four times in a 19-7 win for the Chiefs.

Houston broke Thomas’ record at home in front of the home crowd, finishing with 22 sacks. His effort came up just a half-sack shy of tying Michael Strahan for the NFL single-season record.

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