“I ain’t trying to get into a back and forth conversation of me trying to prove that I’m not being disrespectful or that I am being disrespectful toward the American flag,” Peters explained as he sat at his locker. “Man … come on, man. I’m an American, bruh. I’m an African-American that was born in this wonderful country that we all can live in. How about we start all protecting each (expletive) other and come together, you feel me? It will be better for it.”
The defense will have to be strong early to hold off the Chiefs. Kansas City will try to establish the run early, which the Chiefs have been extremely efficient in doing. They have lost just one fumble this season.
"They're not jumping off, they're not making a lot of penalties and they're not turning the ball over," Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vraebel said of the Chiefs. "That's a good recipe for success in this league."
Prediction: Chiefs 28-24
The Chiefs again find themselves on national television, in prime time, no less. After a 29-20 win over Washington on Monday, however, they find themselves facing a tough Texans team on short rest. This game will be difficult. The Texans typically play well at home, and they proved they could beat the Chiefs there last season. But the Chiefs are the better team, and they should be motivated to avenge their 19-12 loss to the Texans last September at NRG Stadium.
The Chiefs are all too familiar with Houston, facing them four times in the past five years, and have enjoyed their fair share of success. Kansas City won the first three matchups in that span, including a playoff victory in 2015, before dropping the most recent contest last season.
With the exception of the playoff victory, a 30-0 rout at NRG Stadium, the other three games have all come down to the wire, as each was decided by a touchdown or less.
In what is starting to feel like one of the most highly anticipated games of the season, the show down between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, feels like the stage is set for a coming out party for the Texans as much as it is for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Let's discuss the match ups to watch, and weigh in on who will come out of this game victorious. Somebody's hype train will go into overdrive on Sunday night, and these may be the match ups that decides whose train that may be!
As shown in their win as 8-point underdogs on the road against New England in Week 1, the Chiefs have been road warriors over the last two seasons. Kansas City is 8-0 SU and ATS over its last eight road games, per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Alex Smith popped up on the injury report this week with an ankle. He was a full participant all week so it doesn’t sound like a big concern but in a game like this when we expect Alex to be running from pressure it’s something to monitor.
Though comparisons at this early stage may not be fair to Mahomes or the 4-0 Chiefs, Watson's early success is a reminder of the cost of possibly making the wrong decision. Watson looks to be on the path toward being a great player, and if Mahomes turns out to be something less, their wrong choice would set the Chiefs back for years.
The Madden simulation has rarely picked the Chiefs to win this year (simulations are actually 1-for-4 at this point), but this one is a lot of fun.
Reid has spent the last four seasons in Kansas City building an offense like this. All those cute screen passes, options, shovel passes, and jet sweeps have been molded into a Claymore. This piece and this video do a good job showcasing some of the plays that Kansas City has run. There are triple options, veers, and run pass options. Each play is a Choose Your Own Adventure novel that has quarterback Alex Smith flipping around twenty pages back and fourth at a time as he reads the defense.
Peter Sweeney of our sister site, Arrowhead Pride, took some time out of his busy week to answer all of our burning questions about his undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. We talked about everything from offensive line woes to Alex Smith’s surprising resurgence in 2017. Take a look at all of his answers below.