There isn’t much to lose for the Houston Texans being the underdogs vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.
Welcome to the 2020 NFL regular season, where it wasn’t a sure bet earlier this year if the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs were going to play on time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the day has finally arrived to kick off the season. the Texans have a very tough task in front of them in facing the Chiefs.
The Texans were eliminated by the Chiefs last season in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, and the Chiefs then went on to win the Super Bowl. We all know that story, and we all know the two highest-paid players following offseason contract extensions also will be in this game under center, being Patrick Mahomes for the Chiefs and Deshaun Watson for the Texans.
The Chiefs also enter this game with one of the strongest offenses in the league, and not only the best quarterback in the entire NFL, but the very best tight end as well, that being Travis Kelce, who has had the number of the Houston Texans when he faces them.
Also for this game, nobody is giving the Houston Texans a chance to either win this game or to even be in the same ball park as the reigning Super Bowl champions because they are currently +10 by the oddsmakers, so many aren’t expecting a close game by any means.
That is where these “3 Bold Predictions” come into play because the Houston Texans, though not a “great” team at the start of the 2020 NFL season, are a respectable team that does have some potential if they play as a complete unit.
The Houston Texans are going to have to have a near-perfect performance to upset the Chiefs, but with Deshaun Watson at quarterback, and a team that seems motivated to prove doubters wrong, as the old saying goes “this is why they play the games.” For the Houston Texans at the Chiefs, here are “3 Bold Predictions” for the season opener.