Sunday January 12, 2020
The Houston Texans are all set to meet the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional round. We are definitely going to see a round 2 of the Texans and the Chiefs, with the former having the confidence of beating the latter in their previous game. On the other hand, the Chiefs do have the benefit of having a week’s rest before the big game, which has got to be an advantage.
So, here’s a brief recap of the previous game. The Texans won 31-24, with Deshawn Watson dropping the ball, not due to his arms, but rather, his legs. Watson rushed for a full 42 yards with two TDs, while Carlos Hyde aimed for over a hundred yards during the same game. And let’s not forget Duke Johnson, who averaged 7 yards a carry for his five runs. We’re sure to witness the same run-heavy attack in the upcoming game.
KC boasts the 5th lowest passer rating allowed and the 4th lowest completion percentage allowed, giving only more receiving yards to backs as compared to other teams in the league, and did even better against wide receivers. This puts Duke Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins in the scope of the Chiefs’ defense, and for good reason.
So, while the Texans have the advantage when they decide to run the ball, they’re going to face a challenge when it comes to throws against the Chiefs in the upcoming game. Keeping that weakness in mind, Patrick Mahomes is going to be a key player for KC, along with Sammy Watkins, another factor that was missing in the previous game.
The Texans will also have to go against Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, giving KC a full deck of cards to play with. For the Texans, the rush attack has been a major part of their game play all season. That said, the Kansas City Chiefs have proven time and time again that they are more than capable of stopping passing attacks, which is definitely going to make it an interesting game to watch.
Because of their strong defense, the Chiefs will want to attack the Texans early in the game and force them to play catch-up. That being said, the predictions for the upcoming game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs have Kansas City Chiefs winning 38-28.