Top 5 Headlines 11/7: Justin Houston Warrants Attention

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1. Justin Houston warrants attention

By Adam Schefter - ESPN.com

"Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is regarded as the NFL's best defensive player, with stupendous stats. Only there's a defensive player out there who has Watt's production, but not his attention.

Justin Houston -- a major reason the Chiefs have won five of their past six games as they head to Buffalo for Sunday's game versus the Bills -- is the best defensive player in football whom so few notice. His production rivals anyone's and screams for Watt-like attention."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs plan to have returners Knile Davis, De'Anthony Thomas share duties

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs used both Knile Davis and De'Anthony Thomas on kickoff returns last week against the Jets, and special teams coordinator Dave Toub will continue to alternate them.

Davis returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown two weeks ago against St. Louis, and Thomas returned one 78 yards that set up a touchdown last week against the Jets."    READ MORE…

3. Confidence comes in handy for Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"One play summed up Sean Smith's 2013 season.

Week nine, against Buffalo. The Chiefs are trailing by seven in the third quarter, and the Bills have driven to their 1-yard line for the potential nail in the coffin. Then, a disaster — for the Bills."    READ MORE…

4. TD drought doesn't bother Dwayne Bowe

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Dwayne Bowe led the NFL in touchdown receptions with 15 as recently as 2010. Now he leads a group of Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers that halfway through the season has yet to get into the end zone even once.

"It's going to come our way,'' Bowe said. "Right now, other guys are getting opportunities and making plays. On third down I'm moving the chains and getting guys in position to make those touchdowns."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs offensive line figures to get a stiff test in Buffalo

By AP - KCChiefs.com

"Kyle Orton has received nothing but praise since taking over as the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.

He hasn't dramatically increased the offense's production, nor has that unit taken care of the ball any better since the move was made, but it's Orton's veteran leadership that has the Bills buzzing and seeking a fourth victory in five games Sunday against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs."    READ MORE…

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