KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the Kansas City Chiefs defense recorded 10 sacks Sunday, linebacker Justin Houston shook his head and simply called the feat "stupid," as in crazy good, of course.
But as the sacks recorded by Chiefs' defense mount each week, the situation, one could say, is getting seriously stupid.
Consider that the Chiefs now have 31 sacks through six games -- or four more than they had all of last season.
Consider that the Chiefs' single-season record is 60 set in 1990, a mark the Chiefs look to break by their 12th game.
And consider that the Chiefs are on pace for 83 sacks for the season, which would shatter the NFL record of 72 set by the 1984 Chicago Bears.
Indeed, the 2013 Chiefs defense is on a historical pace, even if its players aren't really taking notice yet.
"We don't set our goals like that," linebacker Tamba Hali said. "We set our goals in wins, because we haven't had enough of those in recent years.
"Now, being able to accomplish those things as we go...