Houston Texans: Top 5 Non-Divisional Matchups for 2020 season

Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) /

1: Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Week 1, NBC, 7:30 PM, Arrowhead Stadium

The Houston Texans got the short end of the stick the last time they faced the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC Divisional playoff game. With no current idea of how OTAs and training camps will be held yet, the Texans’ trip to Kansas City will be a rough one.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and company will be awaiting Houston as they defend their Super Bowl title and are favorites to take it all again.

After squandering a 24-0 lead in the divisional round of the playoffs where everything that could go wrong went wrong, Houston will have to be prepared as well as possible to play what will likely be their toughest opponent on their schedule.

As Broncos’ star pass rusher Von Miller said to The Washington Post, “We’ve just got to score points. If we’re able to get off the field — you can hold them to a third-down here and there, but that’s on our offense. We’ve got to score on offense because you cannot — it’s not smart to go into the game and say we’re going to hold Patrick Mahomes to no points.”

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Having a diverse set of receivers in  Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller,  Kenny Stills, and Randall Cobb will be important to have against the Chiefs. The playbook will need to be wide open and firing on all cylinders to have a shot to overcome the defending champions.