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Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs Preview and Predictions 10-13-2019

The Kansas City Chiefs look to bounce back from a disappointing loss when they host the Houston Texans on Sunday in a clash of AFC contenders. The matchup pits two exciting young quarterbacks against one another as Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Houston's Deshaun Watson go head-to-head for the first time since they were selected two picks apart in the 2017 draft.

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The Chiefs didn't do the Texans any favors last week with their 19-13 loss to Indianapolis, which shares the lead in the AFC South with Houston. Kansas City's offense was unusually anemic, managing a season-low 324 total yards. Meanwhile, the Texans did their best impression of the Chiefs' usually high-flying offense in a 53-32 win over Atlanta last week. Watson earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 28-of-33 passes for 426 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions for a perfect passer rating.

 

 

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Chiefs -4. O/U: 55.5

ABOUT THE TEXANS (3-2): Houston's dynamic offense finally hit its stride against the Falcons, as Watson picked apart Atlanta's secondary and Will Fuller had career highs in catches (14), receiving yards (217) and touchdowns (three). The Texans also put up 166 rushing yards - their second-highest total of the season -as Carlos Hyde continued to carry the load. Houston's defense has been steady, holding three straight opponents under 100 yards rushing while forcing at least one turnover in every game this season.

 

 

ABOUT THE CHIEFS (4-1): Kansas City's second-ranked offense had a rare bad day against the Colts, although it still managed to record a respectable 324 total yards. The Chiefs have had difficulty getting the running game going at times, but Mahomes typically exploits defenses with a bevy of dangerous receivers, and speedster Tyreek Hill is expected to return this week. Kansas City's defense had one of its best all-around showings of the season last week, but the run defense is a continuing concern as the Chiefs have allowed at least 180 yards on the ground in three straight games and permit 5.3 yards per carry - the second-most in the league.

EXTRA POINTS

 

 

1. Mahomes is one of five players in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards in each of his team's first five games of a season.

2. Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has caught a touchdown pass in four straight contests against the Chiefs, recording three in the most recent meeting.

3. Kansas City TE Travis Kelce has registered at least 70 receiving yards in five straight games.

 

 

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Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Capacity: 76,416

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Last Injuries

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Damien Williams

    Ribs
    day-to-day | out

    Williams exited Monday's game with a left ribs injury and will not return.

  • Tyreek Hill

    Hamstring
    day-to-day | questionable

    Hill left Monday's game with a right hamstring injury, and it is unclear if he will return.

  • Austin Reiter

    Concussion
    day-to-day | questionable

    Reiter departed Monday's game to be evaluated for a concussion, and it is unknown if he will come back.

  • Jordan Lucas

    Shoulder
    day-to-day | out

    Lucas was removed from Monday's game with a shoulder injury. He will not return.

  • Emmanuel Ogbah

    Pectoral
    I-R | I-R

    Ogbah has been sent to the injured reserve list with a torn right pectoral muscle.

  • Alex Okafor

    Ankle
    day-to-day | questionable

    Okafor has been held out of the previous two games with an ankle injury, and he will not line up against the Chargers on Monday.

  • Blake Bell

    Ankle
    day-to-day | questionable

    Bell is tending to an ankle injury, and he will not face the Chargers on Monday.

  • Kendall Fuller

    Thumb
    day-to-day | questionable

    Fuller has sat out the past four games due to a small fracture in his thumb, and he will not return to action Monday against the Chargers.

Houston Texans

  • Deshaun Watson

    Ankle
    Prob Sun | probable

    Watson is expected to be in Thursday's lineup versus the Colts on Thursday despite an ankle injury.

  • Jordan Thomas

    Ribs
    Ques Thurs | I-R

    Thomas has been placed on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a cracked rib, and it is unknown if he will return Thursday against the Colts.

  • Dylan Cole

    Knee
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Cole has a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up Thursday against the Colts.

  • Tashaun Gipson Sr.

    Back
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Gipson Sr. is dealing with a back injury, and it is unknown if he will be available against the Colts on Thursday.

  • Tytus Howard

    Knee
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Howard is nursing a knee injury, and it is uncertain if he will line up Thursday versus the Colts.

  • Will Fuller V

    Hamstring
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Fuller V suffered a pulled hamstring, and it is unknown if he will draw back into the lineup versus the Colts on Thursday.

  • Lonnie Johnson Jr.

    Foot
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Johnson left the previous game due to a right foot injury, and it is undetermined if he will face the Colts on Thursday.

  • Justin Reid

    Concussion
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Reid was removed from the last game with concussion, and it is uncertain if he will play Thursday against the Colts.

kansas-city-chiefs Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Patrick Mahomes 3 3 134.942 83 114 82 0 3 18 10 1195
Matt Moore 1 1 39.583 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Carlos Hyde 3 3 192 20 40 1
Darrel Williams 3 0 62 41 9 0
Damien Williams 2 2 34 6 22 1
Patrick Mahomes 3 3 10 11 6 0
Darwin Thompson 3 1 9 8 4 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Sammy Watkins 3 3 311 68 20 32 3
Travis Kelce 3 3 284 42 17 25 1
Demarcus Robinson 3 2 215 44 10 12 3
Mecole Hardman 3 1 158 83 6 12 2
Damien Williams 2 2 87 32 9 11 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Kendall Fuller 3 2 16 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 2
Anthony Hitchens 3 3 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 3 3 12 4 1 0 1 10 2 0 0 0
Bashaud Breeland 3 3 11 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1
Damien Wilson 3 3 11 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Harrison Butker 3 0 6 6 46 12 11
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Mecole Hardman 3 1 3 1 27 63
Tremon Smith 2 0 2 0 25 45
Armani Watts 3 1 1 0 0 0
De'Anthony Thomas 2 0 1 0 19 19
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Patrick Mahomes 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0
Austin Reiter 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sammy Watkins 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bashaud Breeland 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Darrel Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Harrison Butker 3 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
Demarcus Robinson 3 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 3
Sammy Watkins 3 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mecole Hardman 3 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 2
Carlos Hyde 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
De'Anthony Thomas 2 0 6 0 10 37
Mecole Hardman 3 1 1 1 20 20
Tyreek Hill 1 1 1 0 0 0

houston-texans Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Deshaun Watson 3 3 108.625 54 93 61 1 12 70 6 778
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Duke Johnson Jr. 3 1 90 32 17 0
Deshaun Watson 3 3 63 21 15 2
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
DeAndre Hopkins 3 3 218 38 19 28 2
Will Fuller V 3 3 160 54 11 17 0
Jordan Akins 3 0 115 53 6 10 2
Darren Fells 3 3 58 16 6 10 1
Duke Johnson Jr. 3 1 55 15 6 9 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Johnathan Joseph 3 3 19 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Justin Reid 3 3 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Zach Cunningham 3 3 16 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 3
Bradley Roby 3 3 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Benardrick McKinney 3 3 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Ka'imi Fairbairn 3 1 2 3 39 9 8
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
DeAndre Carter 3 1 1 0 12 12
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Deshaun Watson 3 3 3 1 0 0 2 0
Nick Martin 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
J.J. Watt 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tytus Howard 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Zach Cunningham 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Ka'imi Fairbairn 3 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
DeAndre Hopkins 3 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 2
Deshaun Watson 3 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 8
Jordan Akins 3 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2
Darren Fells 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
DeAndre Carter 3 1 3 4 23 39