Houston Texans: 5 players with stock on the rise
The Houston Texans moved to 2-0 on the season by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Here are five players whose stock is on the rise after the win
What a difference a year makes. Last season head coach Bill O’Brien couldn’t get anything going against the Kansas City Chiefs. His Houston Texans were embarrassed twice last year by this team, but got some revenge Sunday with a 19-12 victory.
Offensively things didn’t go much better than how it went last year against K.C. The Texans still were plagued with turnovers and stalled drives against the stout defensive team. They managed just one touchdown on the night and settled for four field goals.
The difference though was how strong Houston was when the Chiefs had the ball. Quarterback Alex Smith was held to just 186 yards on 37 pass attempts. Tight end Travis Kelce was also limited in this game as he had five receptions for 34 yards.
In their season opening loss to the Chiefs, Kelce went for 106 yards and two touchdowns. He followed that up with another 128 yards in the playoff defeat. Limiting him was huge, but even bigger was keeping Kansas City out of the end zone.
Now with a 2-0 record we can look over the team and see which players are seeing their stock rise for the undefeated Texans.