2020 NFL – Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs taking place? Friday 11th September, 2020 – 01:20 (UK)

Where is Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs taking place? Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City

What is the expected weather for Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs? 18c, cloudy

What channel is Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs? If televised on Sky, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can also stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Houston Texans 31-51 Kansas City Chiefs

THE TEAM NEWS

HOUSTON TEXANS

  • Houston Texans fell to defeat in last year’s divisional play-off with eventual champions Kansas City Chiefs but it was a solid season for the Bill O’Brien’s team and they will be looking to make the post-season once again.
  • The Texans made a surprising move during the off-season as they traded stud WR DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona Cardinals with Houston moving to replace him with Brandin Cooks from Los Angeles Rams.
  • RB David Johnson was also acquired in the trade that saw Hopkins depart and the Texans will be hoping a change of scenery is just what he needs to rekindle the form he showed in 2016 when he posted 1,239 rushing yards as well as 16 TDs.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

  • Kansas City Chiefs came out on top of a brilliant Super Bowl against San Francisco 49ers and having tied down star QB Patrick Mahomes to a record-breaking 10-year contract during the off-season, Andy Reid’s outfit will believe more success is within their grasp.
  • The Chiefs have managed their salary cap superbly over the last couple of years and they will hope that diligence pays off with DE Chris Jones another key member of the roster that they have managed to retain.
  • With their first pick of this year’s draft, the Chiefs selected RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire and the rookie is expected to play a big role in their offense while Darrel Williams is also another option to take a share of the carries.

THE PREDICTION

Kansas City Chiefs will firmly believe that they can defend their Super Bowl crown with their roster looking in extremely strong shape ahead of the new season and they will be eager to get off to a strong start in the season-opening Thursday Night Football. They begin with a game against Houston Texans, a team they defeated in last season’s play-offs but their roster has a very different feel to the one that they overcame in that contest. The Texans have a new-look offense that may take some time to gel and without go-to WR DeAndre Hopkins, they could fall short against the Chiefs who are capable of covering the -9 spread here.

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