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Sunday Night Football: Texans Host the Chiefs

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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.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Kansas City 4-0 4-0 30.50 19.25 11.25 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1
Houston 2-2 3-1 27.50 22.00 5.5 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
KC 13.29 18.68 -5.39
HOU 12.1 13.25 -1.15
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
KC 10.51 13.23 -2.72
HOU 9.53 11.88 -2.35
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
KC 6.41 4.29 2.12
HOU 4.23 3.75 0.48
Team Records

Kansas City Chiefs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-0 2-0 2-0 4-0 2-0 2-0 30.50 19.25 11.25
vs Conf 2-0 0-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 33.00 18.50 14.50
vs Div 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 24.00 10.00 14.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 26.67 16.67 10.00

Houston Texans

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-0 27.50 22.00 5.50
vs Conf 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-0 27.50 22.00 5.50
vs Div 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 32.00 21.50 10.50
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 2-0 34.33 19.67 14.66

Sunday Night Football Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 30.50 3 22.00 17
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 237.00 15 117.00 3
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 187.00 1 120.50 22
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 27.50 4 19.25 10
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 191.00 25 236.50 17
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 133.00 11 114.00 18

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Kansas City 5-4 5-4 4-5 25.33 149.44 4.67 30.56 65.45 202.33 351.78 1.56
Houston 4-5 4-5 4-5 18.33 98.22 3.88 32.56 58.70 221.11 319.33 2.22

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Sep 18, 2016 KC HOU 12-19 119 172 291 3 97 254 351 2
Jan 9, 2016 KC HOU 30-0 141 173 314 1 114 112 226 5
Sep 13, 2015 KC HOU 27-20 97 233 330 0 98 298 396 2
Oct 20, 2013 HOU KC 16-17 73 221 294 1 126 231 357 2
Oct 17, 2010 KC HOU 31-35 228 189 417 0 132 289 421 0
Sep 9, 2007 KC HOU 3-20 72 147 219 4 109 206 315 2
Nov 20, 2005 KC HOU 45-17 226 220 446 1 78 181 259 3
Sep 26, 2004 HOU KC 24-21 76 220 296 1 168 198 366 1
Sep 21, 2003 KC HOU 42-14 168 258 426 2 107 209 316 4

Sunday Night Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Kansas City Chiefs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 2, 2017 WAS 29-20 W -6.5/47.5 W/O 168 261 429 111 220 331 -1 H
Sep 24, 2017 LAC 24-10 W -3/47 W/U 189 122 311 104 226 330 -3 A
Sep 17, 2017 PHI 27-20 W -4.5/46.5 W/O 112 232 344 107 299 406 -2 H
Sep 7, 2017 NE 42-27 W 8/47.5 W/O 185 352 537 124 247 371 1 A
Jan 15, 2017 PIT 16-18 L -2.5/45 L/U 61 166 227 171 218 389 1 H

Houston Texans

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 1, 2017 TEN 57-14 W 2.5/43 W/O 173 272 445 86 109 195 -4 H
Sep 24, 2017 NE 33-36 L 13.5/44 W/O 125 292 417 59 337 396 1 A
Sep 14, 2017 CIN 13-9 W 5.5/38.5 W/U 168 98 266 82 213 295 -1 A
Sep 10, 2017 JAC 7-29 L -6/38 L/U 93 110 203 155 125 280 4 H
Jan 14, 2017 NE 16-34 L 16.5/44 L/O 104 181 285 98 279 377 0 A

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

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