Game Day for the Divisional Round is finally here for the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs. Could an upset be on the horizon for the underdog team from Texas?
Sunday has finally arrived for the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, as the two teams are set to face each other with a trip to the AFC Championship Game on the line, a feat not yet accomplished by the Texans in their 20-plus year history.
According to The Action Network, the Chiefs are the heavy favorite entering this game as the Andy Reid-led Chiefs are -9.5 favorites against the Texans in this game, even though the Texans did defeat the Chiefs 31-24 in Week 6 of the regular season.
On paper, sure, the Chiefs are a better team, as they are one of the very best teams in the entire NFL, and will be hosting the game at Arrowhead Stadium in front of one of the loudest fan bases in the entire NFL. The Chiefs also have reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes on their side, and their offense averaged 379.2 yards per game in the regular season.
This regular season, Mahomes completed 65.9 percent of his passes (319-484) for 4,031 yards with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions in 14 games played. He also rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries, while also fumbling three times, losing two of them.
Going into this game, the Chiefs are the highest-seeded team left in the AFC with the No. 1 seeded Baltimore Ravens losing to the sixth-seeded Tennessee Titans, 28-12 on Saturday night.
As this game is just hours away, there is a lot that could happen in the AFC Divisional Round, and though many aren’t believers in the Texans when it comes to the oddsmakers, if the Titans can upset the Ravens on Saturday night who is to say the Texans can’t gain the upset on Sunday afternoon?
Here are “3 Bold Predictions” for the Texans at the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs.