The Kansas City Chiefs are riding a six game winning streak coming into this Sunday, the first in a decade. They are also coming off winning the Guinness Book of World Records mark for loudest outside stadium roar, beating Seattle’s “12th man”. Up next for the surging Chiefs comes a Houston Texans team that is on a 4 game losing streak and with a beat up roster as well. The Chiefs are the favorite to win the game, but head coach Andy Reid knows that in order to be sure to win at “Terrorhead” tape must be watched and preparations made. Below are a few of the key players that the Chiefs must account for in order to move to 7-0 on the season.
1. Arian Foster
With injuries to Matt Schaub, who let’s face it, is not playing well, Foster has been a lone bright spot for the Texans offense. Despite playing with some injuries this season, he is ranked second in the league is rushing with 531 rushing yards and a 4.5 yards per carry. He also poses a threat in the passing game, as the Texans love to utilize the play action pass. Regardless of who is throwing the ball on Sunday, Foster is a player that has the capability to open the game up for the Texans, and the Chiefs will need to keep in him check.
2. JJ Watt
With a lack of offensive playmakers the focus turns on to the defense. JJ Watt is a beast on the line and with the Texans recent losing streak; he is in a bad mood. 2012’s defensive player of the year is off to a slow start with only 3.5 sacks on the year, but he is always a playmaker for the defense. The Chiefs offensive line has been beat up and protection for quarterback Alex Smith has been lacking, Watt will be trouble for the Chiefs offensive line.
3. Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson is a big receiver and loves to get the ball and make plays. He, like Foster, has been playing with some injuries this year; he also has only had one game this year over 100 yards receiving. Despite those stats, he does pose a threat down the field, last week with his shin injury he still managed to get 88 yards against the Rams. So whether it is Schaub or TJ Yates throwing Johnson the ball he is still a player the Chiefs need to plan for because of his big play ability.
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