Analyzing the Texans Potential First Round Foes
By Josh McSwain
Kansas City Chiefs
The Texans finally got off the skids earlier this year as they defeated the Chiefs 19-12 at home. Brock Osweiler struggled but connected with DeAndre Hopkins for the game’s only touchdown. Seeing Hopkins take on Marcus Peters has become one of the best young receiver vs. corner rivalries.
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The Chiefs got their first playoff win since 1994 last season as Brian Hoyer was awful against the Chiefs once again. This year the Chiefs have a similar formula as they rely on turnovers and special teams for big plays with their ball control offense.
This year, they have a new weapon–Tyreek Hill. He is a swiss army knife on the field, being used on kick returns, out of the backfield and of course at receiver. He has been a catalyst for the team, making big and exciting plays every week.
Their weakness is run defense, as they are 26th in that category and allow 4.4 yards per carry. Without Derrick Johnson in the middle, they are vulnerable.
The Texans will play the Chiefs if one of the following happens:
- Oakland win+KC win
- Miami loss+Oakland win
- Oakland loss+KC loss+Miami loss