NFL Playoff Picks - Texans vs Chiefs

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs

  • Spread: Texans +9
  • Over/Under: 51
  • Sun: 3:05 PM

Back in October the Texans went down 17 to KC then roared back to score 28 of the game’s final 35 points. KC scored one touchdown after the first quarter. I wouldn’t expect a performance like that again. Also, before anyone gets hyped on Houston this is the same team that went in to Baltimore and showed complete mental weakness when they basically gave up after a couple calls didn’t go their way.

They got blown out 41-7. That’s what we’re dealing with in Houston. They are inconsistent and rely on DaShaun Watson to bail them out. They should have lost last week and had Buffalo been able to put together a consistent game plan that didn’t result exclusively in field goals and one trick play they had practiced for a week, then Houston would have lost by two scores. 

Kansas City is on a mission

The Chiefs have to partially feel happy that they don’t have to slay the New England dragon twice in the same season. However, Kansas City tends to piss away division games at home. I’m not expecting that this time around. Reid will have his guys prepared, Mahomes is motivated to get to the Super Bowl, and Bill O’Brien is still not worthy of your trust.

Sure, Houston could shock the world and Watson could have another miracle game. Watch to see if Fuller starts. If he does, I wouldn’t be against grabbing the points. His presence can change the entire complexion of the game and it could be a shootout. That being said, I wouldn’t count on it. My feel is that this is another wild card weekend winner running on adrenaline and emotion that will get roughed up against superior competition. The Chiefs defense has been quietly coming together and seriously, who are you going to bet on? BoB or Reid? 

THE PICK: Chiefs -9

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