Texans, Chiefs meet in clash of two top AFC teams

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is lifted by teammate Nick Martin (66) as they celebrate a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

The Matchup:Texans (3-2) at Chiefs (4-1)

Day/Time/Where: Sunday, 12 p.m., Arrowhead Stadium

TV: KHOU, Ch. 11

What’s At Stake: The Texans look to keep the momentum going following an impressive 53-32 win over Atlanta last week. The problem is they are facing one of the top AFC teams in the Chiefs. And maybe even more of an issue is the Texans are coming up on a Kansas City team that may be a little mad after being upset at home last week by the Indianapolis Colts.

What To Watch For: Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes won’t ever take the field at the same time, but how they do against each other will be very much the conversation Sunday. Watson is coming off a career game in which he completed 28-of-33 passes for 426 yards, five touchdowns and no interception for a perfect 158.3 passer rating. But look for Mahomes, the reigning MVP and the league’s top passer, to bounce back from a disappointing last week. Star wide receiver Tyreek Hill is expected to return from a collarbone injury, but the Chiefs could be missing receiver Sammy Watkins, defensive tackle Chris Jones, left tackle Eric Fisher and offensive lineman Andrew Wylie this week.

The Bottom Line:  The Chiefs are back at home and coming off a frustrating loss to the overmatched Colts so look for them to be on fire Sunday. Kansas City and its explosive offense will be too much for the Texans secondary to keep up with.