The Kansas City leaders won a Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years when he lifted the Lombardy trophy last season. No team has repeated as Super Bowl champion since 2003-04 Patriots of New England. The leaders will begin their quest to become only the eighth franchise to win consecutive titles when they host the Houston Texas at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night at the NFL Kickoff 2020 game at 8:20 p.m. ET.
From Patrick Maomo As the starting quarterback for Kansas City in 2018, the leaders have won four of five games since the season. They also won four consecutive AFC West titles. Kansas City is a nine-point favorite in the last Chiefs odds against Texans by William Hill after opening the opening at 10, while the over-under for the total points scored is 54. Before locking in any option Texans vs. Chiefs , make sure you see NFL predictions from SportsLine’s proven viewing model.
The SportsLine Projection Model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has over $ 7,000 for $ 100 players in its top NFL selections since its inception five years ago. It also enters the NFL 2020 season with an incredible 96-65 roll in top NFL selections dating back to the 2017 season.
The model ranks in the NFLPickWatch Top 10 of the last four years in the straight-up NFL Options and defeated more than 95 percent of CBS Sports bureaucrats three times during that time. Anyone who has followed it is very high.
- Heads vs. Texans: Kansas City -9
- Over-Chiefs vs. Texans: 54 points
- Chiefs vs. Money Line Texans: Kansas City -450, Houston +370
- KC: Leaders have won nine consecutive games since losing to Tennessee in Week 10 last season
- HOU: QB Deshaun Watson has thrown 26 touchdown passes each of the last two years
Because leaders can cover
When the Mahomes era officially began for the leaders in 2018, they had a reputation for being easy to send when the playoffs began. Kansas City had one win after the season dating back to 1993 before Mahomes joined the original QB. The leaders have gone 28-8 (including the postseason) under the guidance of the NFL MVP 2018 and Super Bowl LIV MVP.
Mahomes had 9,412 passes and 31 TDs in his first 31 games, the most in these categories for any quarterback during his career. He is also the fastest in his 7,500 career, having achieved in his first 24 games. The leaders returned 18 of the 22 beginners from last year’s Super Bowl team and added the beginner to run backwards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who is expected to be a quick and agile contributor to their powerful offense.
Because Texas can cover
While Houston was frozen for out-of-season trade it sent a large receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the Cardinals, Texas made similar moves to help Watson replace his top target. They got the speedster Bradin Cooks from Aries and signed veteran receiver Randall Cobb. While there is plenty of evidence that he likes other key pieces in the attack David Johnson and Will Fuller V may not stay healthy all season, and both will be in the Texas starting line-up with no worries about injury on Thursday.
The Texas also proved to be a tough team to beat last season. In fact, they lost just three games by more than 10 points. One of them, Week 17 loss at Titans, came with several appetizers to rest for the playoffs.
With Arrowhead Stadium allowing just 22 percent of capacity in Week 1, the home ground advantage for Kansas City should be mitigated, giving Houston a chance to keep that game within the spread.
How to make Chiefs vs. Texas choices
The model leans below the total, saying it does not account for more than 60 shipyards, and has also created an anti-spread option that redeems more than 50 percent of the simulations. You can only get the option at SportsLine.
So who wins Chiefs vs. Texans? And which side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Four vs. Chiefs has spread to the NFL Kickoff 2020, all from the advanced model that has over $ 7,000 for top NFL rankingsand find out.