Game 7 Preview: KC Chiefs vs. Houston Texans


Coming back to the world record holding loudest stadium with Arrowhead Stadium are the 2-4 Houston Texans taking on the 6-0 Kansas Chiefs.  This game was pushed to the primetime slot with the game starting at 3:45 PM due to the undefeated Chiefs team thus far.  It sounds to me like the NFL is finally giving the Chiefs some credit and acknowledging this amazing 2013 season start.

I will be headed to Arrowhead Sunday to watch two of the best running backs in the NFL battling it out.  Arian Foster for the Texans currently has 531 yards on 117 carries this season which leads the AFC.  Jamaal Charles is in the top 6 players in the NFL for carries, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns.  Charles has 475 yards on 114 carries and 5 touchdowns so far this season.  Look for these two running backs to be carrying the ball a lot in this weeks match up.

The Texans have opted to start their third string quarterback Case Keenum elevating him from the practice squad to starter.  Keenum came from the University of Houston and was undrafted and picked up as a free agent by the Texans.  Keenum will be up against arguably the best defense in the NFL this year knowing the Chiefs lead the league in sacks with 31.  I have a feeling Keenum will be getting up close and personal with defensive linemen Dontari Poe and linebackers Justin Houston, Tamba Hali, and Derrick Johnson.  The Texans offensive line will have their hands full with a Chiefs defense that has almost half of the Chiefs points this year.

Alex Smith is living up to his image of taking care of the ball with only 3 interceptions thrown through 6 games.  Smith is struggling a bit with his completion percentage of 56.5, but has 1,330 yards thrown that is averaging a little over 6 yards per pass.  Look for him to hit Donnie Avery and Dwayne Bowe fairly equally in this game as Bowe has had great success versus the Texans.  In the last game versus the Texans Bowe caught 6 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

The game should be a good one and should give the Chiefs another win to make them 7-0 for the season and that much closer to the best record since the 2003 Chiefs were 9-0.  Let’s make Arrowhead rock and show why the stadium is the loudest outdoor stadium in the world.

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