Allen Bailey Playing Well for Chiefs

Since being thrust into an every-down role against New England, rookie outside linebacker Justin Houston has been on a tear.

It’s the kind of production that has turned the heads of teammates and has Houston grading out as one of the Chiefs top defenders over the past two games. No, Houston still hasn’t recorded his first career sack but those around Arrowhead see that as minor side note.

Houston’s play is currently at a high enough level that he rarely leaves the field. He’s played the same amount of defensive snaps as the team’s cornerstone linebackers - Hali and Derrick Johnson - each of the past two games.

“We’re getting some big-time plays from a couple of those young guys, specifically Justin and Allen Bailey,” Haley said.

Bailey has been mixing into the Chiefs sub-package rotation at defensive end throughout the season. Bailey and veteran defensive lineman Amon Gordon have each played pivotal roles in the defense re-finding its pass rush over the past two games.

Houston has aided in the rush as well, but has helped the defense improve on a down-to-down basis as well.

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