With all the chatter surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs' offense, the defense appears forgotten.
It's not a bad one. The Chiefs are 13th in total defense, 10 spots ahead of the Ravens going into Sunday's game at Arrowhead Stadium.
What has hurt the Chiefs, however, are turnovers by the offense. They're a league-worst minus-13 because the quarterback Matt Cassel alone is responsible for 10 of them.
Outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, who is just in his second season, can cause problems for a Ravens offensive line that gave up four sacks to the Cleveland Browns in their last game.
"They've got two tremendous pass rushers right now," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "It seems like we see those guys every week, and there are two more them coming down the pike.
"They are just both fast, speed edge rushers. They are both explosive, athletic guys. They're more explosive, athletic-type rushers more than power rushers."
The Chiefs have a different look than the Browns, who held Ravens running back Ray Rice to 49 yards on 18 carries.
"We are facing a 34 defense so those guys are technically defensive ends but they are called linebackers in the 34," Rice said. "They get after the pass."
The Chiefs aren't as healthy as the Ravens, who had every starter participate fully in practice Thursday.
Chiefs defensive end Glenn Dorsey didn't practice Thursday because of a calf injury. Starting safety Kendrick Lewis, who is listed as having a shoulder injury, didn't practice either and the Chiefs only would say it wasn't injury-related.
According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star via his Twitter account: "Kendrick Lewis is not at practice because of personal reasons. So don't look for him to play this week."
That likely means that backup Travis Daniels moves into the starting role at free safety.