This is a tough match-up too, but not because both units are super awesome. The Chiefs have a young secondary with Marcus Peters and Phillip Gaines at the cornerback spots, and with Steven Nelson and D.J. White as depth.
The Chiefs secondary was burned early on last week, but that’s not difficult to do if there’s no pass rush. Peters did seem flustered throughout the first half.
Houston, on the other hand, doesn’t have big names in the secondary, but they have experience out there. At corner, their starters are Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph, and at safety, Quintin Demps and Andrei Hal.
Demps used to play in Kansas City, and has been decent with the Texans. Jackson and Joseph are both experienced corners, and Hal, while being younger and a former seventh-round pick, is looking to shake things up in the secondary.
The Chiefs secondary was burned early on last week, but that’s not difficult to do if there’s no pass rush. Peters did seem flustered throughout the first half, however, and was talking smack to Keenan Allen until he got injured.
I’m going to piss a lot of people off here, but I’m going to say Houston has the better secondary. I know the Chiefs have two Pro Bowlers in their secondary, but Peters didn’t play like it last week.