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Tamba Hali, Justin Houston earn Ravens' attention

The pair of Chiefs pass rushers have five sacks in 2012 and earned praise from Michael Oher and John Harbaugh.

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Through four games, the Chiefs have allowed the second most points in the league, as they've struggled to stop any offense so far. However, that hasn't stopped the Ravens from taking notice of a pair of Kansas City pass rushers they hope to contain. After getting beat by Tamba Hali for two sacks and one forced fumble during the playoffs two seasons ago, Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher was very complimentary of Hali when he spoke to the Baltimore Sun on Thursday:

"Great player, has a lot of different moves, has speed, power to bull rush. He does different things, he's capable of a variety of things. Whatever he does, he's going to do it fairly well."

Following a one-game suspension, the Chiefs pass rusher hasn't had much success in 2012 though, recording just one sack and nine tackles in three games. Much better has been the play of Justin Houston, who has tallied four sacks in four games. He hasn't gone unnoticed by John Harbaugh, though, as the Ravens head coach told reporters on Thursday that he is one of two rushers they'll have to keep an eye on:

"They've got two guys. The Houston kid from Georgia is a really talented pass rusher, too. So, they've got two tremendous pass rushers right now. It seems like we see those guys every week and there are two more of them coming down the pike."

Through four games, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been sacked nine times which is tied for the No. 12 most in the 2012 season.