Finally, the 2020 NFL season has arrived, as the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Houston Texans on Thursday night to start the year.
With the Kansas City Chiefs kicking off the 2020 season at home against the Houston Texans, I’ve reached out to Stephen Forsha of the Toro Times, FanSided’s site solely dedicated to the Texans, for a little Q-and-A to better get to know the Chiefs’ opponent.
Last season, the Chiefs and Texans twice played each other, splitting the series. The Texans won the first game in Week 6, 31-24 after being down 17-3 late in the first quarter. But the Chiefs got revenge in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, winning 51-31 after getting down 24-0 early.
Now, to my conversation with Forsha.
What are your thoughts on the Texans’ offseason, especially the DeAndre Hopkins-for-David Johnson trade?
“The offseason of the Houston Texans has been interesting to say, the least. The additions of under-the-radar players like Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and David Johnson will be huge for the Texans this season because those additions could make or break the offense. Losing a player like DeAndre Hopkins still hurts because he’s such a rare talent, but with the announcement of his new contract with the Arizona Cardinals, there is no way the Texans could have kept Hopkins while giving out the contract extensions they did to keep come of their core players, especially Deshaun Watson.
Overall, this has been a very interesting offseason, and the Texans are still a solid team, but not having Hopkins on the roster will make the Texans a very different offense than many have become used to.”
Seems like the entirety of the AFC South went through changes this offseason. Where do the Texans stand in comparison to the Colts, Jags and Titans?
“The AFC South is a three-team race as the Colts, Texans and Titans should all have goals of making the playoffs either by winning the division or a wild card spot. The Jaguars have traded many of their best players this offseason, so there isn’t much worry about that franchise right now, but the Texans deserve to be in the same conversation as the Colts and Titans.
Houston has won the division the past two seasons, so they know how to get the job done, but the competition this year is stronger than last year, so right now both the Colts and Titans seem to be slightly ahead in comparison to all the offseason moves made, especially with the Colts adding Philip Rivers and the Titans being a team that was one win away from the Super Bowl a season ago.”