The multi-purpose NRG Stadium in Houston, TX with just under 72,000 seats will host this Sunday Night Football game where the Kansas City Chiefs (4-0-0) will take on the Houston Texans (2-2-0). The vegas betting trends currently show that the picks for this Chiefs versus Texans contest are on the Chiefs to cover the -1 point spread, additionally 80% of bettors are laying their bets down on the over (45.5).
These two teams have met only 9 times including one postseason game and the Chiefs lead the series 5-4-0. The Texans held the Titans QB Mariota to only 96 passing yards and a 25% third down efficiency. Rookie QB DeShaun Watson threw for 283 yards and 4 TDs then added 24 rushing yards. RB Lamar Miller produced 75 rushing yards as the leading rusher. D’Onta Foreman added 56 yards. On the receiving side in the lead was DeAndre Hopkins with 10 catches for 107 yards and 1 TD. Lamar Miller had 56 total yards receiving. Ellington, Fuller, Anderson and Griffin had a total of 11 receptions for 120 yards. Watson is proving that he belongs here. His next chance at the playoffs is to go through the Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Smith.
The Chiefs are also coming off a win against their Week 4 opponents the Washington Redskins by a score of 29-20. Smith threw for 293 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 56 yards total and another touchdown. Smith targeted and connected with TE Travis Kelce 7 times for 111 yards and spread the ball to 5 other receivers. Kareem Hunt had 4 receptions for 20 yards and rushed 21 times for 101 yards. The Kansas City defense held their opponents to a 36% third down efficiency and their offense gained 5 first downs by penalty.
The Kansas City Chiefs offense has a league ranking of 2nd, is 12th in passing yards and 1st in rushing yards. The Chiefs defense has a 26th ranking. The Houston Texans come into this matchup ranked 17th on offense with a 25th place for passing and a 5th place for rushing. Their defense holds the 5th position in the NFL league rankings.
When you look at the players and the numbers the choice is a hard one, but think hard and place a bet on your favorite before the 8:25 p.m. kickoff of one of the only NFL teams with no losses versus the Rookie from Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson.
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