Kanas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans Game Preview
Its’s finally here, the 2020 NFL season has arrived and Thursday Night Football kicks off at 8:20pm EST. The reigning Super Bowl Champions take on Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. These two teams have recent history, with last year's Divisional Playoff ending in a 51-31 Chiefs comeback victory. Houston led 24-0 during the second quarter, and by halftime it was 28-24 Chiefs.
This Thursday Night Football game has all the makings of a possible shootout, with the Texans looking to have a more run and gun style offense than ever. Deshaun Watson is one of the most gifted talents in the league, but I don’t quite think he has what it takes to bring down the Chiefs. The Chiefs are coached by Andy Reid, one of the all time greats, and who looks to be running a dynasty. The defending champs are looking to repeat and look as strong as ever. Patrick Mahomes signed his $450,000,000 dollar deal this past offseason and is tied to the franchise for over 10 more years. I’m confident in the Chiefs for an array of reasons, one being that Andy Reid is 5-0 in his last 5 season openers with the Chiefs. Reid is known to be amazing when he has extended time to prepare for an opponent. Reid is 17-3 all time in games after the bye week. I feel extremely confident in the gameplay against Watson
I also believe the Houston offense will struggle to find its way without star Wide-Receiver Deandre Hopkins. Hopkins was traded away this past off-season to Arizona for RB David Johnson, a second round pick and a fourth round pick. Houston has added weapons like Johnson and Brandin Cooks but i don’t think it will be enough to keep off the high scoring Chiefs
The over/under is at 52.5, with the Chiefs being 9.5 point favorites. I’m staying away from both of these lines and looking for a first quarter play and a player prop. I am loving the Chiefs -3 1st Quarter, with the Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be thrown into the offense. They can move him anywhere on the field and I believe they will come out early forcing the issue. I am also looking at over 81.5 yards rushing and receiving for Clyde Edwardas-Helaire. I truly believe with no NFL film on Clyde, Reid will utilize the shifty running back in 1 on 1 scenarios.