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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Chiefs make Pro Bowl history

By Bill Williamson

The Kansas City Chiefs are Pro Bowl history-makers.

When linebacker Justin Houston replaced Denver linebacker Von Miller (he has a minor injury) on the Pro Bowl roster Tuesday night, he became the sixth Chief set to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Honolulu. He joins fellow linebackers Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson, safety Eric Berry, running back Jamaal Charles and punter Dustin Colquitt.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Chiefs will be the first team to have six Pro Bowl players and less than six victories during a season.

The Chiefs went 2-14 and earned the No. 1 pick in the April draft. Both general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel were pushed out of the organization. The only team since the 1970 merger to send more players to the Pro Bowl with a losing record were the 1981 Falcons. They were 7-9 and they had seven Pro Bowl players.

What does it all mean?

The Chiefs clearly do have talent and there is hope as Andy Reid takes over. The problem is none of the Chiefs’ six Pro Bowl players is a quarterback. It all starts there. The surrounding pieces are in place, but the position that most directly affects the win-loss ledger is lacking horribly.