The Chiefs’ journey to 7-0 continues this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, as the Houston Texans come to town to try to stop Kansas City’s momentum.
Unfortunately for the Texans, starting quarterback Matt Schaub is out and T.J. Yates didn’t look good for them last week. So, Houston has elected to go with a first time starter at quarterback, former University of Houston Star, Case Keenum.
The Chiefs, on the other-hand, have been consistently consistent, and will undoubtedly rely on their running game, special teams and an elite defense to stay undefeated on the season.
If you’re a Chiefs Addict, here’s your complete primer for the game:
Time: 3:25 p.m. CDT
Where: Kansas City, MO. Arrowhead Stadium
Radio: FM 101.1 The Fox. You can listen to it live here.
Live Stream: You can watch the game after it’s done at https://gamerewind.nfl.com (subscription required)
Point Spread: Kansas City -7 (Bovada.lv)
Chiefs Player To Keep An Eye On: Anthony Fasano, TE
The Chiefs have had horrible luck in regard to injuries at the tight end position, so getting Fasano back will be a good boost. Fasano is a sure-handed tight end who seemed to have a good rapport with Alex Smith last time we saw him on the field for Kansas City. Just how will the Chiefs integrate him into the game today? We’ll have to watch and find out.
Chiefs Player Who Must Step Up: Alex Smith, QB
Alex Smith hasn’t thrown a touchdown in the past two weeks. If the Chiefs want to take the next step from great story to legitimate contender, Smith and the Chiefs’ offense will have to step up and threaten people through the air.
Not only is Case Keenum starting his first NFL game, this is his first NFL regular season action ever. Kansas City’s defense notched 10 total sacks last week, and Justin Houston and Tamba Hali have been on fire getting after the quarterback. If Kansas City’s defense gets after the quarterback this afternoon, it’s going to be a long game for Keenum and the Texans.
I don’t see this being Keenum’s breakout game.
Chiefs: 24, Texans: 13