Houston Texans run game will be X-factor against Kansas City Chiefs
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans run game will be a deciding factor in their clash against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Houston Texans will be facing their toughest opponent to date against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. Texans defense will be facing reigning MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes II and Andy Reid’s well-oiled offense.
Currently first in the AFC West with a 4-1 record, the Chiefs are coming off their first defeat of the season against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night football. Colts recorded 45 rushing attempts for 180 yards and an average of four yards per carry.
The Chiefs defense has struggled this season and is ranked 25th overall through five games by allowing an average 393 total yard per game. The Chiefs have the 30th defense ranked NFL rush defense and are allowing an average of 155.8 yards per game.
Meanwhile, the Texans boast the tenth best rushing attack in the NFL and are averaging 129.4 yards a game. Carlos Hyde is the 15th ranked running back in league with 310 rushing yards and is averaging 4.2 yards a carry.
On the other hand, Duke Johnson has been the perfect change of pace of back that is second in the league averaging 6.4 yards a carry. Having only 32 carries through five games, Johnson is more of a receiver out of the backfield and is averaging 9.4 yards in his nine receptions that have gone for 84 yards.
Johnson could be one of the beneficiaries of the Chiefs’ poor run defense and have a productive game for the Texans’ offense. Texans against the Chiefs will be one of the most anticipated games of Week 6 as the Chiefs will be hosting Deshaun Watson and the Texans that are currently 3-2. It will be a good measuring bar to see where the Texans are against one of the better teams in the NFL.