I think any Kansas City Chiefs fan would have been ecstatic if they were guaranteed to start the season 3-1, leading the AFC West… Most fans are ecstatic, some are cautiously optimistic, others have turned complete homer and cannot believe the Cheifs would lose to a “down” Indianapolis Colts team.
It’s funny how winning can affect a fan base… 3-0, great! 3-1… Someone’s head needs to roll! Todd Haley called an onside kick to start the game and went for it on 4th and 2 rather than taking the field goal, Dwayne Bowe dropped a TD pass, Ryan Succop missed a 50+ yard field goal…
Well, Chiefs fans, the Houston Texans prove to be a tough matchup in week 6 as well. This week I’ve asked for help from our friends to bring you 5 reasons the Houston Texans could beat the Kansas City Chiefs.
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5: Matt Cassel and the Chiefs Wide Receivers
All the way down to number 5 on this list… Matt Cassel isn’t winning games for the Chiefs, but he also isn’t losing games for the team… Therefore, I am will ing to give him a bit of a break heading into game 5.
4: Texans Rush Defense
The Texans are better than the Chiefs against the run, allowing .9 yards less per game… Ya, not much… The Chiefs offensive strength is also the defensive strength of the Texans.
3: Arian Foster
It is true, they have finally found a rushing game in Houston. Who would have thought it would have been the 2nd year undrafted RB out of Tennessee? Foster is leading the NFL with 564 rushing yards and has added another 154 yards receiving.
2: Andre Johnson
Not fully healthy for most of 2010, it appears as if Johnson is close to being healthy. Johnson is arguably the best over-all wide receiver in the game today. He is big. He is fast. He runs tight routes. He can jump. He can block.
1: Brian Cushing
Ya, the guy got busted for roids and missed the first 4 games of the season in 2010, but unless you ONLY watch Chiefs football, you already know how good this guy is.
On Sunday, expect Tony Moeaki to be a near non-factor. While Cushing was serving his 4 game suspension, the Houston Texans were allowing an average of 9 catches and 102.5 yards per game to opposing tight ends. In the one game since his return, the New York Giants only got 48 yards out of the tight end spot.
Moeaki has been Cassel’s favorite target so far. I am not confident he has the ability to find a new one and Brian Cushing may receive his first interception of the season.
Houston Texans 24 – Kansas City Chiefs 17
The Chiefs haven’t shown us they can score when they need to. I don’t see week 6 being any different. Until the Chiefs show us the offense can move the ball the length of the field when they are behind, there is no way they will be able to beat a quality NFL team.