By Fred Liggett

It’s time for the Kansas City Chiefs to continue their tour through the AFC south division. Last week they played host to the Colts and they started the season at Jacksonville. As many Chiefs fans can tell you so far the tour has had mixed results as the team beat the Jaguars on the road and lost last week at home to the Colts.

The Chiefs and Texans are very familiar with each other having played each other numerous times in the pre-season, regular season and even once in the post-season. Last meeting at Arrowhead was in 2013 and Chiefs coach Andy Reid is 4-1 against the Texans since arriving in KC in 2013.

Whenever these two teams meet much is made of the two franchise quarterbacks playing in the game as Houston’s DeShaun Watson and KC’s Pat Mahomes were taken just two picks a part in the 2017 NFL draft. A lot is also said of the high flying offenses the two teams possess. Watson and the Texans put up 53 points a week ago against Atlanta. WR Will Fuller and Watson had big games as Fuller caught three of Watson’s five touchdown passes. Those results were a far cry from what happened in prime time at Arrowhead where the Chiefs got into the end zone only once.

The Texans come to KC in a two way tie for first place in the AFC south with the Indy Colts. Aiding the team’s efforts to reach that spot has been an opportunistic defense. Texans DB Tashaun Gipson returned an interception for a touchdown in the team’s big win vs. Atlanta last week. 2019 so far has been just another year for All Pro DE JJ Watt. The Texans pick up of RB Carlos Hyde has helped as Hyde, after his trade from Kansas City, leads the team in rushing with 310 yards after five games.

The Chiefs injury list continues to grow as DE Chris Jones and LB Anthony Hitchens on defense and OL Andrew Wylie and WR Sammy Watkins on offense all joined the list after the week five loss to the Colts. On Tuesday the Chiefs signed a veteran defensive lineman and a backup offensive lineman to help out as the team depends on the “next man up” belief as they await some of their injured starters to return.

Whenever the Chiefs and Texans get together it’s a usually a close game and one where Coach Reid out coaches Houston’s Bill O’Brien. Chiefs fans can expect a running game to play a bigger role in the offensive game plan this week. Expect this game to be an entertaining affair with several highlights to be enjoyed by fans during post-game. Before these highlights are shown the Chiefs will show their ability to bounce back from adversity with a big effort from their offense and a tougher defense as they return to the victory column. That’s What I REID Into It for this week.

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