HOUSTON AT KANSAS CITY: BY THE NUMBERS
WEEK 1 // THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // ARROWHEAD STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN
REGULAR SEASON SERIES HISTORY:
LEADER: All-time series tied, 5-5
STREAKS: Chiefs have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 10/13/19: Texans 31 at Chiefs 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/13/19
QB DESHAUN WATSON passed for 3,852 yards & 26 TDs last season for 98 rating & rushed for 413 yards & career-high 7 TDs. Has 11 TDs (8 pass, 3 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 99.1 rating in 3 career games vs. KC, incl. postseason. Has 24 TDs (21 pass, 3 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 121.1 rating in 8 career primetime games. Aims for 6th in row in primetime with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. • RB DAVID JOHNSON makes Hou. debut. Had 183 scrimmage yards (98 rush, 85 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in only career game vs. KC (11/11/18 with Az.). Has 416 scrimmage yards (138.7 per game) in his past 3 vs. AFC West. Has 120+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7 in primetime. RB DUKE JOHNSON had career high 410 rush yards last season. Has 3 TD catches in his past 2 vs. KC. • WR WILL FULLER set career highs in catches (49) & rec. yards (670) last season & had 3 rec. TDs. Had 5 catches for 89 yards in 2019 Divisional playoff meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC West with 5+ catches, incl. postseason. WR BRANDIN COOKS makes Hou. debut. Had 8 catches for 107 yards in his last game vs. KC (11/19/18 with LAR). WR RANDALL COBB makes Hou. debut. Had career-high 3 TDs in his last game vs. KC (9/28/15 with GB). TE DARREN FELLS tied for team lead with career-high 7 TD catches last season. Had rec. TD in 2019 Divisional playoff meeting. • DE J.J. WATT had 4 sacks in 8 games last season. Has sack in 3 of 5 career games vs. KC. Has sack in 3 of past 4 in primetime. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS led team with 7.5 sacks & 4 FFs last season. LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM led team with 137 tackles last season.
QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 4,031 yards & 26 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 105.3 rating last season & is only QB in NFL with 4,000+ yards, 25+ TD passes & 100+ rating in each of past 2 seasons. Won SB LIV MVP, becoming youngest QB to win SB MVP in NFL history. Passed for 321 yards & 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 134.6 rating in 2019 Divisional playoff meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Hou. with 3+ TD passes & 95+ rating, incl. postseason. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE was selected in 1st round (32nd overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. RB DARREL WILLIAMS had career high 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) last season. • WR TYREEK HILL had 58 catches for 860 yards & 7 TDs last season. Had 5 catches for 80 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 5+ catches in 6 of his past 7 at home. Has TD catch in 4 of 5 career games on Thursday night. WR SAMMY WATKINS had 52 catches for 673 yards and 3 TDs last season. Had 76 rec. yards in 2019 Divisional playoff meeting. TE TRAVIS KELCE led all TEs in catches (97) & rec. yards (1,229) last season & became 1st TE in NFL history with 1,000+ rec. yards in 4 consec. seasons. Had 10 catches for 134 yards & 3 TDs in 2019 Divisional playoff meeting. • DT CHRIS JONES led team with 9 sacks in 13 games last season. Had FF in his last game vs. Hou. (10/8/17). Has sack in 3 of his past 4 at home. DE FRANK CLARK had 8 sacks & team-high 3 FFs last season. Aims for 6th in row with sack, incl. postseason. Had career-high 3 sacks in 2019 Divisional playoff meeting. CB TYRANN MATHIEU led team with 12 PD & 4 INTs last season.