Tamba Hali is already one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. However, Pro Football Focus notes that against the Miami Dolphins offensive line in particular, he could truly take over the game and cause all kinds of problems for Matt Moore, the Dolphins starting quarterback.
"For those who love watching elite pass rushers, this game holds all the excitement you could ask for as two of the game’s best will be featured in this one," writes Chris Benson. "Either player is capable of having a 10-pressure day and the competition for most pressure in this game figures to be a good one. Tamba Hali (+17.3) has knocked the quarterback down five times in the past two games, and he has a great chance to build on those numbers in this one. Though the majority of his snaps came at right outside linebacker, Hali rushes from both sides and could find success on either side this week. Dolphins left tackle Jake Long (-2.7) still hasn’t quite returned to form and has given up pressure in every game this season, while right tackle Marc Colombo (-17.2) is one of the worst starters at his position in the league."
Even if Jake Long, one of the best young offensive tackles in the NFL, can hold off Tamba Hali, this could also be a coming out party for Justin Houston, the Chiefs third round pick in this year's NFL Draft and a solid pass rusher coming out of Georgia. Going against the other side could help Houston get his first official sack in the NFL.