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Jeff Allen Faces Old Friends

Houston (CBS Houston) – On Sunday, Jeff Allen will be doing what he has done hundreds of times. Blocking the Kansas City defensive line is a chore he’s been burdened with since being drafted in 2012, but this time it’s in an NFL regular season game and not practice.

The storyline heading into Sunday’s matchup between the Texans and the Chiefs is if the Texans can redeem the 30-0 shelling in last year’s Wild Card game, and start the 2016 campaign with a 2-0 record.  That’s what Allen’s focus is as well, but admittedly he knows it will be strange.

“It will be a little bit weird at first, but as the game gets going, it’ll be just another game,” Allen said.

Arguably it had to be more difficult for Allen to walk into the Texans’ locker room being one of the guys who helped Kansas City, last season’s nemesis, embarrass the team at home in the playoffs.

Allen has proven to be a key figure of a banged up offensive line, and perhaps the Texans got the added information in last season’s drubbing.

Sunday will mark Allen’s second game with the Texans and he will be doing it against the team where he played his first 44.

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