(5) Chiefs (11-5) at (4) Texans (9-7)
Date: Saturday,January 9
Game time: 4:30pm ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV channel: ESPN/ABC
TV Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
The Texans and the Chiefs kick off Wild Card Weekend. It is a battle of two teams that looked finished early in the season. The Chiefs started 1-5 but ran off a 10 game winning streak to close out the season. That 1 win in the first six games was against Houston in the opener. The Texans themselves were 1-4, but they rallied to win the AFC South at 9-7, an admittedly less impressive feat. Both teams made their comebacks without their respective star running backs as Jamaal Charles and Arian Foster both suffered season-ending injuries.
I think I have to pick the Chiefs in this one. The team is just playing too well, and they are getting Justin Houston back.
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