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Chiefs LB Justin Houston Shares His Favorite Play of 2014

In a historic season, which play stands out to Houston?

The question was easy, but the answer was surprising.

In a season full of highlights that helped lead to his recent long-term agreement, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston explained his favorite play from a historic 2014 season.

It'd be easy to expect the play to be one of the 22 sacks he accumulated, which was a record for the franchise, but that's not the case.

"My favorite play was against the Denver Broncos at home (Week 13)," Houston recalled. "When [Emmanuel Sanders] ran into the backfield and then started back towards the flat. I've seen that play before, coach Reid runs plays like that all the time in camp."

It was midway through the first quarter and the Chiefs were trailing 7-0 with the Broncos driving deep into Chiefs territory.

On second-and-six from the Chiefs 10-yard line, the Broncos attempted to get the ball out to one of their top playmakers in space.

Luckily for the Chiefs, one of their top playmakers in space also has pretty good recognition skills.

"He motioned to stop and I just knew he was going to swing back out," Houston recalled. "It was a screen."

Once he saw what was happening, Houston had just one focus.

"I just wanted a clean hit, a good clean hit," he said. "That's what I was focused on the whole time."

It was a good, clean it, and one that Chiefs fans will see a lot more of now that Houston signed a long-term agreement with the Chiefs. Here's to many more of these in 2015 and beyond.

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