The Houston Texans have a tough task ahead of them today in the AFC Divisional Round against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Going into today’s AFC Divisional Round game, the Houston Texans have one aspect of this game on their side, but getting to the point of achieving it will be the toughest thing they’ll have to achieve all season long.
The Texans when coached by current head coach Bill O’Brien since 2014 have a record of 34-2 when the team allows less than 20 points in a game, according to a release by the Texans Media Department this week.
All-time the Texans are 89-16 when they are able to keep their opponent to scoring under 20 points in a game.
In that span of time (36 games) the Texans have a 94.4-percent winning percentage, and only the New England Patriots have a better winning-percentage since ’14 after allowing less than 20 points in a game at 94.6 percent (53-3) in 56 games.
This season, the Chiefs average 28.2 points per game, and have scored under 20 points in just one game this season. That game was Week 5 (Oct. 6) against the Indianapolis Colts, which was a 19-13 loss. In that game, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was 22-of-39 for 329 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
If Mahomes can have a somewhat strong game against the Texans in the Divisional Round, there is still an opportunity in front of them to achieve the feat that could lead them to victory. In their first meeting in Week 6, the Texans won 31-24 at Arrowhead Stadium, so maybe history can repeat itself.
It has been proven that the Chiefs can be held to under 20 points this season, though it is a very rare feat.
The Texans have also proven they can defeat the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium this season, and now the stakes are at an all-time high for Houston. This is now the Texans’ chance to shock the entire NFL, and if they do, Houston will advance to the AFC Championship Game for the very first time.