Houston Texans: Strong rivalry with Kansas City Chiefs will be awesome

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes - Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes - Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans will face the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in 2020, and this looks like it could develop into an interdivisional rivalry for years to come.

When two teams have terrific, young quarterbacks like Deshaun Watson for the Texans and Patrick Mahomes for the Chiefs, it can become an event whenever they play each other.

Luckily, the Texans and Chiefs will play each other in 2020, though the dates haven’t been announced yet.

Of course, everyone remembers what happened the last time the Texans played the Chiefs, no matter how much you would like to forget. No one wants their team to be on the wrong end of a 24-point comeback in the playoffs.

It’s over; we don’t have to dwell on it. It was more of a fluke kind of thing anyway. Let’s put it behind us!

Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs can be a fantastic rivalry.

The critical item about this game was the matchup between two exciting, dynamic 24-year old quarterbacks. Watson and Mahomes have each led their teams to back-to-back divisional championships, and it won’t be the last for either field general.

Don’t forget, Watson led the Texans to a 31-24 win in Kansas City earlier in the year, after being down on the road, 10-0. On that day, Watson controlled the offense late, engineering a 12-play, 8:32 scoring drive in the fourth quarter to take the lead, then another nine-play, 5:03 drive to run out the clock on the Chiefs.

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Watson more than held his own that day against Mahomes, and it is likely he will do so again many more times as the years pass.

No, the Texans and the Chiefs are not in the same division, so they won’t play each other twice every season. If both teams are able to keep their quarterbacks on their rosters and both signal-callers stay healthy, they are going to win their respective divisions a lot, and will, therefore, see each other most seasons.

If both teams are winning their divisions, they will inevitably see each other in the postseason too. What could be exciting than to witness teams with such electric leaders face each other in a charged postseason atmosphere regularly? The Texans will lose some of those, but they are going to win their fair share too.

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An intense rivalry between the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, and an equally intriguing rivalry between Watson and Mahomes, is excellent for the NFL and fantastic for both fan bases. As young as they are, this could be the best rivalry in football over the next decade or more. What could be better than that?