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Chiefs put Undefeated Record on the line versus Houston

The AFC West has the NFL’s only two undefeated teams. The Denver Broncos this weekend put their unbeaten streak on the line against the Indianapolis Colts, while the Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans hoping to continue their undefeated start to the NFL season.

The Chiefs are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS, while the Texans are 2-4 SU and 0-6 ATS. This matchup will be the sixth time the two teams have played head to head.

Kansas City will face a tough team even though the Texans’ record indicates otherwise. Houston leads the league in total defense allowing just 252 yards per game. The Texans are also No. 1 in pass defense giving up only 131 yards per game.

The headliner for the defense is J.J. Watt. The defensive end has 45 tackles, 11 of them for a loss and 14 hits on the quarterback. Brian Cushing the team’s inside linebacker has 60 tackles to lead the team and seven for a loss.

The Chiefs will face off against the Houston defense with Jamaal Charles at running back. The Pro Bowl runner has 475 yards on the season and has scored 5 touchdowns. Charles also has 300 yards receiving and two touchdown catches.

Orchestrating the offense for Kansas City will be Alex Smith at quarterback. Smith, when not handing off to or throwing to Charles, will look to his favorite target Donnie Avery who has caught 18 receptions for more than 310 yards.

Defensively, the Chiefs are one of the best in the league. Tamba Hali was recently named the Defensive Player of the Week in the AFC. Hali has 17 tackles this season and 6.5 sacks. Hali and his teammates will be concerned with the strong ground game Houston has with Arian Foster.

Houston will have Case Keenum at quarterback. It will be Keenum’s first start in the NFL. Besides having the talented Foster to hand off to and pass to out of the backfield, Keenum will look to Andre Johnson at wide receiver. Johnson leads the NFL with 44 catches and has 495 yards receiving.

Sean Smith one of the talented members of the Chiefs secondary knows how tough Johnson is. He knows Johnson has size, strength and experience.

Keshawn Martin could be a key to the game. Martin is the Texans’ special team threat. On the Chiefs side, Dexter McCluster returns punts and is capable of busting open a close game with his elusive moves returning punts.

The line has Kansas City favored at home by 7 points with the over under on 40. The defense for Kansas City will be too much for the rookie quarterback Keenum. Take the Chiefs and the UNDER.

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