Every expert I listen to picks Deshaun Watson and Houston to defeat our boys Sunday. Kansas City is the NFL’s only undefeated team this year at 4-0. The Texans are THE up and coming power in the AFC and NFL. Like Kansas City a top five power ranking with ESPN and others. Why the excitement on Texas?
MISTER WATSON, I PRESUME.
Watson now has his team near the top in passing yards and overall offense. But so does Alex Smith and the Chiefs. KC has the league’s top rusher in Kareem Hunt, who boasts more than 500 yards rushing in just 4 games. Smith has 8 touchdown passes in just four games – already half of what he had last season.
So why the feeling that Houston will win?
Simple, the speed of Watson and his ability to throw on the run, as well as run. Folks, you will see a mirror image of our next quarterback, Pat Mahomes Sunday in Watson.
Watson is a scary guy.
Remember, he defeated Alabama last year in the national championship game with his last minute drive. They had one of college’s all-time best defenses and Watson shredded them.
Last week he had five touchdowns and put over 50 points up.
The Chiefs are a bit slow up front on defense. Only Justin Houston is a league leader in sacks with four. Our guys can’t get to quarterbacks much.
Even Phillip “Old Man”Rivers could out run our defenders and get his throws off. Watson will eat us alive on 3rd and long if we can’t get to him. We have to cut off his moving outside of the pocket or it will be a long day/night for KC.
Houston also has one of the league’s top defenses with JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, both not slow to the quarterback. Alex Smith has been deadly when he gets outside the pocket and throws on the run or runs himself. We need more of that Sunday. Smith needs to go downfield much more with his throws.
Problem: our offensive line is at best average when not injured and can’t keep defenders off Smith for long.
To get our offense rolling again: WE HAVE TYREEK HILL, A MONSTER, STOP FAKING HANDOFFS TO HIM ‘GIVE HIM THE BALL’ LET HIM RUN.
It makes the defense have to follow him and get off Hunt and Smith more. Plus if he gets 5 or 6 handoffs he’s likely to break a couple deep.
This is the toughest game this season for KC other than going to New England.
A win Sunday would lock up the title of best in the NFL for now.
Look, KC isn’t going to go 16-0.
So let’s say with no big injuries and Smith staying aggressive, we win 13.
Likely that will garner homefield advantage.
Now if could just win a game at home in the playoffs…hummmm.
This is a big game and a pick ’em. For me it’s a no bet, to hard to call. I love our Chiefs and want them to win. So because of that…gulp…Chiefs 28-24.
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