Sunday Night Football: Texans Host the Chiefs

Houston Texans Sunday Night Football

Sunday Night Football Has Quality Matchup on, Finally!!

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans will square off on Sunday Night Football. The game will be played at NRG Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8:30 pm EST. NBC will broadcast the game to the entire nation on free TV.

The Texans offense has showed an ability to score with Rookie Quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson claimed AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. This was following his five-touchdown performance in a 57-14 victory.

The Texans offense has struggled since Bill O’Brien has been the coach, but that long drought may be worth it with Watson at the helm.

Oddsmakers opened the Chiefs as -3.5-point favorites versus the Texans, while the game’s total opened at 47. The line now shows the Chiefs as a 2-point favorite. The total is down to 45.

Texans Look to Continue Improving Offense on Sunday Night Football

Last time out for Houston, they were a 57-14 winner as they battled the Tennessee Titans at home. The Texans covered in the match as a +2.5-point underdog, while 71 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Texans’ 445-yard output against the Titans showcased the methodical precision in which they controlled the line of scrimmage. This effectively let them control the time of possession. That served as a huge aid to a defense that has performed unevenly so far this year.

The Texans were destroyed on the ground by Jacksonville in their opener. They were left vulnerable through the air by the Patriots two weeks later. Sandwiched around those losses were strong defensive performances against the Bengals and Titans. The Texans possessed the ball 19 seconds shy of 40 minutes in those games. Tennessee managed 41 offensive plays. That is a number that allowed for the Texans to remain fresh defensively throughout the blowout.

Chiefs High Powered Offense Will be Showcased on Sunday Night Football

Kansas City was a 29-20 winner in its last match at home against the Washington Redskins. They covered the -6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 49 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Chiefs are pacing the NFL in point differential at plus-45. They rank third in points scored at 30.5 per game. They are tied for 10th in points allowed at 19.3. The Chiefs pummeled the Patriots to open the season. They  pulled a win out of the fire in a tense back-and-forth with the Redskins on Monday.

The Chiefs have been middle of the road defensively. They rank 22nd in yards per play at 5.5. Much of the credit for their fast start has rested at the feet of surprising rookie running back Kareem Hunt and veteran quarterback Alex Smith. Smith is playing the best football of his 12-year career.

Smith was faced with having to fend off rookie Patrick Mahomes for his starting job. Mahomes was selected 10th overall out of Texas Tech. Smith has responded by posting career highs in completing percentage with 76%. His touchdown percentage is at 6.6. His interceptions percentage is 0.0. Smith has a passer rating of 124.2. Smith leads the NFL in all four categories. The veteran QB also has three game-winning drives.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Kansas City4-04-030.5019.2511.252-02-03-12-01-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records

Kansas City Chiefs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf2-00-02-02-00-02-033.0018.5014.50
vs Div1-00-01-01-00-01-024.0010.0014.00
Last 33-02-01-03-02-01-026.6716.6710.00

Houston Texans

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf2-21-11-13-11-12-027.5022.005.50
vs Div1-11-10-01-11-10-032.0021.5010.50
Last 32-11-01-13-01-02-034.3319.6714.66

Sunday Night Football Supergrid

Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense30.50322.0017
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense237.0015117.003
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense187.001120.5022
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense27.50419.2510
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense191.0025236.5017
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense133.0011114.0018

Head To Head Summary

Kansas City5-45-44-525.33149.444.6730.5665.45202.33351.781.56

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Sep 18, 2016KCHOU12-191191722913972543512
Jan 9, 2016KCHOU30-014117331411141122265
Sep 13, 2015KCHOU27-20972333300982983962
Oct 20, 2013HOUKC16-177322129411262313572
Oct 17, 2010KCHOU31-3522818941701322894210
Sep 9, 2007KCHOU3-207214721941092063152
Nov 20, 2005KCHOU45-172262204461781812593
Sep 26, 2004HOUKC24-217622029611681983661
Sep 21, 2003KCHOU42-1416825842621072093164

Sunday Night Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Kansas City Chiefs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 2, 2017WAS29-20W-6.5/47.5W/O168261429111220331-1H
Sep 24, 2017LAC24-10W-3/47W/U189122311104226330-3A
Sep 17, 2017PHI27-20W-4.5/46.5W/O112232344107299406-2H
Sep 7, 2017NE42-27W8/47.5W/O1853525371242473711A
Jan 15, 2017PIT16-18L-2.5/45L/U611662271712183891H

Houston Texans

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 1, 2017TEN57-14W2.5/43W/O17327244586109195-4H
Sep 24, 2017NE33-36L13.5/44W/O125292417593373961A
Sep 14, 2017CIN13-9W5.5/38.5W/U1689826682213295-1A
Sep 10, 2017JAC7-29L-6/38L/U931102031551252804H
Jan 14, 2017NE16-34L16.5/44L/O104181285982793770A

Weather in
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Forecast for Houston

Next up:
Kansas City home to Pittsburgh Sunday, October 15
Houston home to Cleveland Sunday, October 15

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