Texans vs. Chiefs: 3 Bold Predictions for Divisional Round

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After the Packers beat the Seahawks 28-23, the 49ers (who beat the Vikings 27-10 on Saturday, covering as 7-point home favorites) opened as 7-point faves over the Packers at most books, though Circa Sports opted for 49ers -7.5.

The Divisional Round games have been played and only four teams remain.

The Chiefs now face the Titans in the AFC Championship game.

It was no secret the Titans planned to give the ball over and over to Henry, who carried the sixth-seeded Titans to a stellar 20-13 upset of the third-seeded New England Patriots last weekend.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers meets with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (L) of the Kansas City Chiefs after the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs are, according to Caesars' odds. The 2018 NFL MVP recorded four TD passes in the second quarter to join Doug Williams (Super Bowl XXII) as the only quarterbacks to throw for a quartet of scores in one period of a playoff game. Henry scored twice in a 2016 upset win in Kansas City and has five touchdowns against the Chiefs.

And in the time it took you to read those two sentences, the Texans scored again, with a four-yard Watson touchdown pass to tight end Darren Fells.

Kansas City's mistakes helped Houston build its 24-0 lead.

" Mahomes is the first player in National Football League history to throw five pass TDs in a playoff game before his 25th birthday".




"We're never going to quit fighting as long as I'm on that field and I'm healthy and keep pushing to try to get points", Watson said.

"They are very good defensively, they are playing very hard", Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of the Chiefs.

San Francisco dominated the second half, extending their lead to 17-10 in the third quarter with a 35-yard Robbie Gould field goal and then exploiting a Richard Sherman to set up Coleman's second touchdown for a 24-10 edge.

The Chiefs have won seven straight games since their November 10 loss at Nissan Stadium.

The number 6 seed Titans as an underdog is not really a surprise.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 36-of-50 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns in that game against the Titans.

And, get this, he threw a 3-yard touchdown jump pass at Baltimore - the first by a running back in the playoffs since 1987, when Allen Rice of Minnesota managed it.

Ryan Tannehill took over as the Titans starting quarterback when he replaced Marcus Mariota during a 16-0 loss to Denver.

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