Mammoth match of the weekend: Chiefs vs. Texans
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On occasion, BWD will pay tribute to the teams who don’t get as much love as they should. This Mammoth Match of the Weekend is a prime example.
The Houston Texans are fun to watch, mainly because of their NBA approach to games: a bombs-away offense and a severe deficiency of defense. The Kansas City Chiefs, meanwhile, are inexplicably 3-1 and are the AFC West’s best team – which, in all fairness, is like Steinbeck’s worst novel. Regardless, Chiefs versus Texans (1:00 p.m., ABC) offers the most intrigue this weekend. The breakdown:
Granted, neither Matt Cassel nor Matt Schaub has looked particularly fetching in 2010. But, BWD asks: who are you more afraid of? (Hint: there’s a right answer, here.)
According to numerous reports, Arian Foster’s knee isn’t a significant enough malady to keep him off the field on Sunday. Foster leads the NFL in rushing with 564 yards and boats a robust 5.8 yards per carry. He’ll face some stalwart competition in the surprisingly good Kansas City rush defense, though, who are allowing a paltry 80.5 yards per game. This is the game where Foster can prove his legitimacy as a stud. In the meantime, BWD really likes the ground duo of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Anyone see the heinous play of Dwayne Bowe against the Colts? That even made Todd Pinkston blush. Dexter McCluster and Tony Moeaki are an exciting rookie duo, and they’ll see their share touches on Sunday. But can you really bet against Andre Johnson, even mired in somewhat of a slump?
Kevin Walter has been an underrated number two receiver for far too long; the man’s ability to run precise routes is downright Rice-ian. If the Chiefs’ secondary swarm Johnson, look for Schaub to connect with Walter all game long.
Chiefs’ LT Brandon Albert has yet to draw a penalty or allow a sack all year. His stellar play has been indicative of the superior protection KC’s o-line has given Cassel, who has been sacked only three times this year (hits: 14). If you’re still perplexed that the Chiefs are 3-1, their offensive line is at least partly responsible.
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