Most of the media is predicting a Kansas City Chiefs win over the Houston Texans but unlike other weeks this season it’s not unanimous. Some are picking the Texans to beat the Chiefs and why wouldn’t they? The Texans are a good team and they’re playing at home in primetime. NFL Pick Watch tracks a bunch of media predictions and they say 76 percent of their picks are taking the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are 1-point favorites in some spots and even in other spots. Even a couple of us at Arrowhead Pride picked the Texans to win (those predictions coming this weekend). It should be a fun Sunday Night Football game.
This week’s Chiefs-Texans picks from the media...
4/9 pick the Chiefs
4/7 pick the Chiefs
The Chiefs are riding high as the last undefeated team in the league, but they face a tough test here on a short week. The Texans have emerged as a real AFC threat with Deshaun Watson playing well. But I think the Chiefs will go into Texas and remain undefeated.
Everyone takes the Chiefs.
Texans win: The Chiefs have a tendency to give up long plays in the passing game. However, they also do a good job of forcing field goals in the red zone. The question is whether or not the Texans can get touchdowns where teams like the Washington Redskins have failed this year. I say yes, and I believe the Texans announce themselves as legit contenders this week
Chiefs win: Many people are going to pick the Texans in this game. It really depends on how healthy the Chiefs are. Kansas City played without three starting O-linemen last week. No Dee Ford, either. Not having Ford is problematic, in that Frank Zombo is supposed to be a swing player who can spell the starters. We know the offensive line will be without Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, even if Mitch Morse and Parker Ehinger can go. For the Texans, it will be interesting to see if Bill O'Brien keeps it simple for Deshaun Watson or adds a few wrinkles to the offensive system built around the rookie quarterback. The more he plays, the more defensive coordinators like K.C.'s Bob Sutton can prepare for him.