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Texans vs Chiefs Live Stream NFL Week 5 Game Preview. Watch Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans Sunday Night Football Live Stream Online. Including their upset victory at New England to open this season, the Kansas City Chiefs own an eight-game winning streak on the road, both straight up and against the spread. But to make it nine in a row, they’ll have to cool off a hot rookie quarterback when they visit Houston to take on Deshaun Watson and his Texans on Sunday night.

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Texans vs Chiefs

Texans vs Chiefs Game

Texans vs Chiefs
NFL regular season
Sunday, October 8, 8:30 PM
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Why the Chiefs can cover the spread

Kansas City stands as the last remaining undefeated team in the league, after rallying to beat Washington on Monday night 29-20. The Chiefs spotted the Redskins a 10-0 head start but battled back and won it on rookie Harrison Butker’s third field goal of the night with four seconds left. Then, much to the delight of Kansas City’s financial backers, linebacker Justin Houston picked up a fumble on Washington’s attempt at a multi-lateral miracle and returned it 13 yards for a touchdown and the cover of a six-point spread.

On the night, the Chiefs outgained the Redskins 429-331, outrushed them 168-111 and won time of possession by a 37/23 margin. Quarterback Alex Smith continued his excellent play, throwing for 293 yards and one touchdown while running for 56 yards and another score, rookie running back Kareem Hunt ran 21 times for 101 yards and tight end Travis Kelce caught seven balls for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Kansas City is also 4-0 ATS this season because it beat the Patriots outright as an eight-point dog and covered as a favorite of four and three points over Philadelphia and the Chargers, respectively.

Why the Texans can cover the spread

Houston is 2-2, and could be 3-1, after trouncing Tennessee last week 57-14. Playing as short home dogs with Watson at quarterback, the Texans burst out to a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. Later, after allowing the Titans to get within 24-14, Houston then piled on the final 33 points of the game.

For the day, the Texans outgained Tennessee 445-195, outrushed the Titans 173-86, dominated time of possession by a 40/20 margin and won the turnover battle 5-1. Watson connected on 25 of 34 throws for 283 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another, while wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught 10 balls for 107 yards and one score.

Meanwhile, the Houston defense held Tennessee to just nine first downs and scored a touchdown itself on a fourth-quarter pick-six by rookie linebacker Dylan Cole.

Two weeks ago, the Texans, as two-touchdown underdogs, led the Patriots in Foxboro 33-28 with two minutes to go but let them off the hook twice on third-and-long and lost 36-33.

Injury Report

Kansas City Chiefs
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, G Questionable
Oct 3
Houston Texans
Marcus Cromartie, S Questionable
Oct 4
Tyler Ervin, RB IR
Oct 4
Kevin Johnson, CB Questionable
Oct 5
Whitney Mercilus, LB Questionable
Oct 6

Chiefs vs Texans Prediction

Short week for the Chiefs gives the advantage to Houston, which wins 24-21.


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