Texans vs. Chiefs: 3 Bold predictions for Deshaun Watson vs. Patrick Mahomes
It is very simple for the Houston Texans and that is they need to win their game on Sunday on the road at Arrowhead Stadium, and that my friends is no easy task.
In the history of the Houston Texans against the Kansas City Chiefs the advantage in the matchups have went to the Chiefs, with KC winning six of the 10 meetings, including their most recent meeting in Oct. 2017 when the Chiefs won 42-34 in Houston. The lone win by the Texans against the Chiefs came in 2016 when the Texans won by a 19-12 score. This is also the first time the Texans have played at Arrowhead Stadium since 2013.
This season, the Chiefs are one of the best teams in the league, but are coming off their first loss of the year, and it was a surprise loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday night by a 19-13 score. In that game Patrick Mahomes finished 22-of-39 for 321 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Where the Chiefs struggled was their rushing game where they totaled 36 yards on just 14 rushes with Damien Williams having nine carries for 23 yards.
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Houston’s offensive line played well last week, having their best overall game all season by allowing no sacks to quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Texans had a very good balance of passing and rushing, and dare we say that is the type of performance we need to see more often from the Texans each week.
Granted, we all know a 500-plus yard, 53-point effort won’t be there each week, but what the Texans could do is have more rushing success which will lead to the success of the passing game. The key to this game on offense is the rushing game, so expect a lot from Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson, but don’t forget about the defense either.
Houston’s defense needs to be at their very best when facing Mahomes, and that means the secondary will need to be at their very best, but the front seven can’t allow big plays either. The same could be said about the Chiefs when facing Deshaun Watson on Sunday as well.
Next are three bold predictions for the Texans and Chiefs from Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium, including two involving Mahomes vs. Watson.