The Kansas City Chiefs go on the road this week to take on the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Here is how you can tune in to catch all of the action.
The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off their 2016 season with a thrilling comeback win over the San Diego Chargers. This week the Chiefs face their first road test as the take on the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
This game is being billed as a rematch of the 2015 AFC Wild Card game. The Chiefs won that game, putting a 30-0 beating on the Texans in Houston. Multiple Houston media pundits have said this game will be about retribution. Even Texans coach Bill O’Brien alluded to the fact last year’s game still weighs on the team.
The Texans are the favored team in this game, but if the Chiefs truly have Super Bowl aspirations, then they should be able to win. These are the games that help define teams.
Many believe Kansas City is a legitimate favorite to win the division and make a playoff run. The Texans are also believed to be a playoff contender. That means this game could be a preview for another match up between the two in the postseason.
The Chiefs struggled early last week against the Chargers. However, KC seemed to regain their composure in the second half and made a huge comeback. The Texans had a similar story against the Bears. Houston was unable to get the lead, and eventually put Chicago away, until late in the game. That would seem to put these teams on similar footing. However, I’m giving the Chiefs the advantage because they know how to beat Romeo Crennel’s defense.
Nuts And Bolts
Game Time and Location
- 12:00 pm (CT) at NRG Stadium
CBS Broadcast – Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
- KCTV5 in Kansas City
- CBS Local in Houston
- KCFX 101.1FM (The Fox) in Kansas City
- Sports Radio 610 in Houston
You can also follow along here in the comments section as the KC Kingdom staff provides updates on the game as they happen.
The Chiefs are hoping to continue their winning ways in Houston this week. After struggling early on last week against the Chargers, some fans are concerned. However, the team that took the field for KC in the 2nd half looked markedly better than the team in the 1st half. I think that continues into this week.
The Chiefs have started the season off 1-0. Now we just have to hope they can avoid the stumble we saw early in 2015. It won’t be easy with this upcoming stretch of games, starting with the Texans this week. However, these are the games the Chiefs have to win if they want to be Super Bowl contenders.