Ranking the best pass rush units on the Kansas City Chiefs 2024 schedule

The Chiefs have plenty of fearsome pass rushing units on the schedule this season as they chase a three-peat.
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3. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have struggled to find consistency on offense the last few years. Yet, Mike Tomlin's group is always stingy, especially up front, on the defensive side. The EDGE rusher duo of T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith may be the best duo that Kansas City will see in 2024. And with continuous questions for the Chiefs' offensive tackles, this will be a fascinating test late in the regular season.

Watt is a perennial candidate for Defensive Player of the Year, and barring a surprise, Watt should eclipse 100 career sacks in this upcoming campaign. He currently has 96.5 sacks in his career so far through seven seasons. That is good enough for an average of nearly 14 sacks per season, even with missing some time due to injuries in that span. Watt has been the single-season leader in sacks in three of his seven career seasons.

As for Highsmith, he has really bolstered a solid technique and continues to come through in major moments. He has 29.5 career sacks in four seasons so far. If he continues to create more one-on-one opportunities for others on the defensive line, Pittsburgh can wreck games in a hurry.

Besides the EDGE rush duo, you have the longtime stalwart Cam Heyward, a dependable Larry Ogunjobi, and the up-and-coming Keeanu Benton who give an immediate push from the middle of the defensive line. The Steelers will always prove to be a problematic pass rush for opposing teams.