Texas vs Kansas City game watch now online today game on February 21.The Chiefs would answer in the second quarter, scoring four touchdowns in the second quarter, three of them coming in just 2:05 of gameplay, to take 21/02/20 lead into the halftime locker room.Kansas has had some upheaval on the coaching staff, with first-year head coach Les Miles replacing offensive coordinator Les Koenning with up-and-comer Brent Dearmon. The hope for the Jayhawks is that Dearmon, who was the architect of high-powered offenses at lower levels, will bring the same spark to the Kansas offense.For Texas, the issue comes that a lack of film and evaluation of Dearmon’s system means that in-game and halftime adjustments will be plentiful if Texas wants to find the level of success expected against the Jayhawks.
Kansas has had some upheaval on the coaching staff, with first-year head coach Les Miles replacing offensive coordinator Les Koenning with up-and-comer Brent Dearmon. The hope for the Jayhawks is that Dearmon, who was the architect of high-powered offenses at lower levels, will bring the same spark to the Kansas offense.After missing the final eight games of the regular season with a torn pectoral muscle, star defensive end J.J. Watt showed effectiveness on the field when in the game. He had two tackles and a pivotal sack vs. Bills. Houston had issues stopping the run, with dual-threat Bills quarterback Josh Allen rushing for 92 of the team’s 172, while Buffalo converted 11 of 21 on third down.
Despite being sacked seven times, Watson was highly efficient when given time to throw, as he completed 20 of 25 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown, which was a far better performance than his postseason debut last year in a loss to Indianapolis in the wild card round. Watson has thrown for 541 yards and six TDs in his two career matchups with Kansas City, including a five-touchdown performance in a 42-34 loss in 2017 as a rookie.
Watson may also have his full receiving corps available for this game, as Will Fuller could play after sitting out last Saturday’s win with a groin injury. Fuller was second on the team with 49 receptions for 670 yards and would help take some of the pressure off DeAndre Hopkins, who had six catches for 90 yards vs. Bills.
The No. 2 seeded got to watch wild-card weekend unfold and were gifted the elimination of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots by the Tennessee Titans. Kansas City claimed its fourth consecutive AFC West title and posted its third 12-win season in that span, and while Mahomes did not have the jaw-dropping numbers of his 2018 MVP campaign, he was still plenty effective in throwing for 4,031 yards and 26 TDs with only five interceptions, while missing two-plus games with a knee injury.
The were also without three starters offensively in their loss to the Texans, as linemen Eric Fisher and Andrew Wylie were injured, along with wide receiver Sammy Watkins. On defense, the absences of Anthony Hitchens and Chris Jones were contributing factors to Houston rolling up 192 rushing yards, including 116 by Carlos Hyde, as the Chiefs had the ball for only 20-plus minutes.
All are expected to play in this game after the Chiefs closed the season on a six-game winning streak. But what stood out during that run compared to last year was Kansas City’s defense, which held opponents to an average of 11.5 points in those wins and recorded 11 takeaways. The Chiefs are 6-1 when forcing two or more turnovers, but its lone loss came to Houston after notching three.
What the lack in a standout runner—Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy’s 963 combined rushing yards were less than Hyde’s total (1,070)—they make up for with a potent passing attack. Tight end Travis Kelce is coming off a monstrous season with 97 receptions for 1,229 yards, and Tyreek Hill contributed 58 catches, 860 yards and a team-best seven TDs despite missing four games due to injury. Kansas City, which has never been to back-to-back conference title games in franchise history, is 1-2 all-time at home vs. Houston.