The Chiefs visit Houston on Sunday night to face a Texans team that has found a gem in rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has six touchdowns in his last two games. They mean a lot to me personally.
Unless Smith gets injured, Mahomes will watch and wait for his time, not pulling for Watson for perhaps the only time this year. "Whatever route you go to get to it, that's what we try to do, and nothing less than that. But we're very excited". When your defense is able to make plays, that takes a ton of pressure off of a rookie quarterback.
The pace of high-powered scoring with mistake-free football is not likely to continue throughout the entire season but it does show the potential this team can reach.
"Turnovers are tough. They get you in the long run", Reid said. "We know what we are getting into". Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m. ET.
However, what is earth-shattering is the loss that the Texans suffered en route to to their defeat. The total hit the betting board at 45 and has yet to move off the opening number. The Chiefs have everyone's attention in the NFL now due to their 4-0 record and being the only undefeated team in the league.
After a record-breaking performance by rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson in the Texans 57-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans last Sunday, the Houston Texans can officially say they don't have a problem. Months after the season, though, he underwent back surgery for a herniated disc and started the 2016-17 season on the PUP list. Covers Expert Steve Merrill. While Conley does not put up huge numbers, he is on the field for nearly every one of the Chiefs offensive snaps. What kind of odds are offshore sportsbooks giving the Texans against an elite team like Kansas City this weekend? Scott Cooley of BookMaker.eu. When Smith first joined the Chiefs, they had one of the NFL's best running backs in Jamaal Charles but weren't as good at the receiver positions. The Texans are only a game back of the division-leading Jacksonville Jaguars.
J.J. Watt is helped off the field after suffering a leg injury during Sunday night's game. He leads the National Football League in rushing with 502 yards, having surpassed 100 yards in three of his four games.
On the other side of the ball, Kareem Hunt continued his on-ground domination, rolling up his fifth straight 100-yard game.
It's the second 300-yard passing game for Smith this season and gives him 11 touchdown throws. The Texans cut it to 16-7 when Watson found DeAndre Hopkins in the back of the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown pass with about two minutes left in the first half. Texas ranks fifth overall in yards surrendered (291.5) but yields 22.0 points per contest. Naturally, the Chiefs are the frontrunners to win the AFC West, but they'll to maintain their level of dominance if they are to beat out to Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos for the divisional title.