1. Better Coaching Staff
It’s hard to find a more well-respected and beloved coach across the NFL than Kansas City’s Andy Reid. Chiefs Kingdom will forever be indebted to the man who delivered a much-too-needed Super Bowl win.
In many ways, Reid’s journey to that win was a road filled with much heartbreak over the years as well. For this future Hall of Fame coach to get his first Super Bowl win while wearing red and yellow, Chiefs Kingdom will forever be implanted into his life as well.
Since 2013, Coach Reid is 5-2 against the Texans including the playoffs. Of those five wins, four have come against the Texans’ head coach, Bill O’Brien. Head to head matchups tend to be a better reflection of coaching staffs, which is a good sign for Reid in this scenario. Not that there needs to be much debate here about who’s better, but Reid’s resumé speaks for itself over O’Brien’s.
Even beyond Kansas City’s head coach being better, there others on the Chiefs’ coaching staff who are pretty valuable as well. Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been a coach that has received a lot of recognition for being a future head coaching candidate in recent seasons.
And while it hasn’t worked out yet, he’ll likely be leading a team of his own sooner than later. Chiefs’ defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo also has tremendous value to the team, helping to turn around a bad defense in only one season, which helped win the big one.
Last but not least is the Chiefs’ special team coordinator, Dave Toub, who is a highly respected special teams coach around the league and has even been mentioned as a potential head coaching candidate himself.
The Texans do have a great defensive coordinator in Romeo Crennel, but even his presence doesn’t move the needle much for this matchup. The Chiefs coaching staff will be one more reason why they’ll dominate on opening night.